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.

For the Fall 2020 semester, the Writing Center will primarily offer two forms of online writing support: Zoom consultations and email consultations. We are happy to help you with any stage of the writing process—from brainstorming to outlining to revising and more.

To sign up for a synchronous Zoom consultation, please sign up for an appointment. We offer appointments Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At your appointment time, go to our virtual Writing Center. After entering the Zoom meeting, you and one of our consultants will join a Breakout Room to share and discuss your writing.

For asynchronous email consultations, please email your essay and the assignment sheet to WritingCenter@Hartwick.edu. In your email, please identify your major concerns and what you’d like our consultants to focus on. Within 24-48 hours (during business days), we will return your writing along with a writing feedback form. Please note: We will not edit essays, but we will help identify areas of concern to help you revise your work.

Upon request, we can arrange socially distanced and masked writing support in the Writing Center, Clark Hall, Room 230.


Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Clark Hall, Room 230


607-431-4918 or writingcenter@hartwick.edu

Dr. James Cochran, Director of the Writing Competency Program and Writing Center
607-431-4910 or cochranj@hartwick.edu

Zoom Meetings

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

Markhus Dammar ’23
Cara Dugan ’22
Sarah Grassi ’21
Scarlet Hudman ’23

Shaunté Julien ’21
Chloe Maki ’23
Rebecca Peakes ’22

John Pino ’23
Jo Shaffer ’22
Mallory Storms ’22

Naomi Strickland ’22
Sara Strickland ’22
Dominique Wheeler ’22

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