What to expect when you visit the RFSC Writing Center (virtually) for help?
Recognizing the need for effective writing in the sciences and engineering, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences provides tutoring and instruction to resident undergraduate students.
You are encouraged to visit the Writing Center for help with anything from your classroom assignments to your professional documents (e.g., résumés, graduate school personal statements). We're also happy to brainstorm ideas for your projects and help you get started. No matter where you are in your written and oral communications, we'll coach you toward success!
Understanding your role and responsibilities as a writer will help you get the most from a tutoring session. The emphasis in the EMS writing center is to help you become a better oral and written communicator, not simply to fix the errors or proofread for you. Come prepared and ask questions. Take an active role in discovering how to improve your writing. The process of learning to write more effectively is as important as the product.
How do I find the virtual drop-in hours or make an individual appointment?
We have both drop-in and by appointment hours in Zoom.
Graduate Writing Tutor Drop-in Hours (Zoom)
- Mondays to Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EST
No appointment is needed!
RFSC Writing Center: Drop-In Hours & Appointments
To access drop-in hours during these times, please go to https://psu.zoom.us/, login and click the "JOIN A MEETING" link in the header. Enter the following meeting ID: 972 3213 4252. You will enter a "waiting room" and a graduate writing tutor will be with you shortly. NOTE: You must use your Penn State access account to enter.
During your one-on-one session, please open your writing document/slides on your desktop and share your screen with the graduate writing tutor. This will enable us to answer your specific questions and give you strategies for your revision.
Del Bright, Giles Writer-In-Residence, Office Hours (Zoom)
- Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. EST;
- Wednesdays 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST
No appointment needed!
To access Del's drop-in office hours, please go to https://psu.zoom.us/, login and click the "JOIN A MEETING" link in the header. Enter the following meeting ID: 814-360-9318. NOTE: You must use your Penn State access account to enter.
Del Bright, Giles Writer-In-Residence, Appointments (Zoom)
You can also request an appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Email Del (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a specific time.
We look forward to working with you!
For the safety and security of the tutors and students, all Zoom appointments, drop-in hours or otherwise, will be recorded for University Student Code of Conduct Compliance. Students will be reminded of this when logging into a session with one of the tutors. Interested students can view more information about Zoom recordings >>
Kimberly Del Bright
Giles Writer in Residence
Ryan Family Student Center
14F Deike Building