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Writing Center | For Faculty

For Faculty

Writing is an essential academic skill, and the writing center is here to support your efforts to incorporate effective writing assignments into your teaching, regardless of your discipline. If you’d like to emphasize writing in your class, try one of these 10 anytime assignments (link takes you to

Instructors are discouraged from requiring attendance at the writing center as a graded part of writing assignments, but providing your classes with information about making an appointment at the writing center can give struggling students the motivation they need to seek assistance.

The writing center provides individual writing assistance to Trinity students by appointment, Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month. Students may request appointments online using the Appointment Request Form. Please advise your students that they must use the online form to schedule an appointment, and that the writing center does not offer walk-in hours. In addition, to avoid misunderstandings and frustration, keep in mind that the writing center does not provide proofreading or editing services.

The writing center’s website offers a series of PowerPoint presentations and handouts that you can use in class to give your students an overview of essential writing and research skills. Visit the Handouts and Presentations page for more information.

Scott Swinney, Director of the Writing Center, conducts in-class workshops and presentations on a wide range of topics, from basic writing to graduate-level research strategies. If you’d like to arrange for a class visit, please email Scott for more information.

The Writing Center encourages referrals and works by request with faculty to track students’ writing progress. The writing center can provide weekly or monthly summaries of attendance for students in your classes. Call or email for more information, and use the form below to make a student referral.

Writing Center Referral

  • Refer a Student

  • e.g., COM 600 - Communication History

Contact the Writing Center by phone at 202-884-9355 or visit us in the Academic Services Center, Library 1st floor.



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