Writing Center

Writing Center Director working with student


In support of Hartwick College’s purpose of equipping students to “communicate effectively,” the Writing Center’s mission is to help members of this community grow as writers. Our trained and pre-professional writing consultants offer free one-on-one writing assistance with any stage of writing, including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising. Hartwick’s writing consultants are trained to provide writing support and feedback across disciplines rather than in one single, specific field. Overlooking the Susquehanna Valley and the foothills of the Catskills, the Writing Center is an ideal space—quiet, comfortable—in which to practice writing.

During remote instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, students may seek Writing Center services for support by sending an email with the assignment prompt and their draft to the Writing Center, writingcenter@hartwick.edu.

In their email, students should identify their major concerns and where they’d like consultants to focus our attention. Within 24-48 hours (during business days), we will return their writing along with a writing feedback form.

The Writing Center will gladly accommodate students to best support their writing needs. Upon request, we will arrange synchronous writing support through the telephone, Zoom, Google Hangout, or other conferencing tools.


Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(August 15 – June 1)


Clark Hall, Room 230


607-431-4918 or writingcenter@hartwick.edu

Dr. James Cochran, Interim Coordinator, Writing Center
607-431-4910 or cochranj@hartwick.edu

Dr. Susan Navarette, Professor and Chair, English Department, and Acting Director of the Writing Program
607-431-4643 or navarettes@hartwick.edu


For Faculty and Staff

To promote a core Hartwick College value—the fostering of “collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff”—the Writing Center partners with faculty and staff from all disciplines and departments. One of our consultants can visit your class to lead a presentation on writing strategies—for example, pre-writing strategies; generating a first draft; editing and proofing—or to give an overview of the services at the Writing Center. We would be happy to work with you to design a workshop to meet your specific needs. Please email us at writingcenter@hartwick.edu if you would like to partner with the Writing Center.

Through the semester, the Writing Center will host faculty-centered workshops to support writing instruction and assessment across disciplines. If you would like to request a workshop, propose a specific topic to be addressed in a workshop, or would like to co-host with the Writing Center, please email us at writingcenter@hartwick.edu.


For Students

In addition to teaching selected courses, the Writing Center provides free writing assistance for Hartwick students across the disciplines. The Writing Center can help with assignments, essays, resumes, and other documents. Students can make 30-minute or one-hour appointments at Calendly.com/HartwickWritingCenter.


Writing Consultants

Anna Craig ’22
Cara Dugan ’22
Keri Dugan ’22
Hannah Erbe Smith ’20

Lauren Gifford ’20
Sarah Grassi ’21
Shaunté Julien ’21
Brynn Marion ’20

Erin McRee ’22
Taylor Miller ’20
Rebecca Peakes ’22
Jo Shaffer ’22

Allison Taft ’20
Hannah Warren ’20
Dominique Wheeler ’22
Emma Zyla ’20

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