The Writing Center at Rocky Mountain College is dedicated to critical thinking and close reading that improve students’ writing and reading processes, as well as written products, in all disciplines. Using inquiry and collaboration as guiding principles, peer writing tutors work as student leaders to motivate students at any stage of the writing process to help them mature as writers. Our tutors assist students in developing a heightened awareness of professors’ disciplinary goals to help them succeed on individual writing assignments so that they can ultimately succeed in professional capacities. Writing Consultants are prepared to help students from all academic disciplines with sensitivity to the values in those specific disciplines. Our goal—whatever the step in the writing process and whatever the class—is to instill confidence in students as writers so that they develop a strong sense of responsibility and dedication to their education.
Description of Consulting Sessions
The Writing Center at Rocky Mountain College, located in the northwest corner of the library, provides one-on-one consulting for student writers across disciplines, assisting them at any stage in the writing process to improve their writing and learning. Students are the primary agents in thirty- and sixty-minute writing center sessions. Writing Consultants facilitate student writers by reading assignments aloud, developing conversations about these assignments, brainstorming ideas, reading drafts aloud, identifying strengths in the writing, improving students’ understanding of grammar, and helping students arrive at writing decisions that are sensitive to professors’ goals. Consultants rely upon question asking strategies to provoke students’ critical thinking and close reading in relationship to their writing. Students articulate their ideas aloud and put them in writing during sessions. While consultants help students improve individual essays, they ultimately seek to help students become better writers overall.
Spring Semester 2017
- Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please email Ashley Kustka at firstname.lastname@example.org.