Writing Support for Students

The Writing Center offers individualized, personal help for students crafting papers and other written assignments. 

In one-to-one consultations, our staff and peer consultants will help you put your thoughts into words and ensure your writing conveys your ideas clearly. A consultant can help you answer the question that most writers have at some point: "Does this make sense?"

Schedule an Appointment

Please call the Writing Center at 570-577-3141 during daytime business hours to schedule a day or evening appointment.

What to Expect in Your Session

Individual sessions typically last for one hour. We can help you brainstorm ideas, though it may be most effective to bring a draft in progress. When you come to your session, please be ready to share your concerns and questions about your draft. The consultant will invite you to read your draft aloud (or may read your draft aloud, if you prefer), stopping when questions arise. In this manner, the consultant can help you to clarify your own thinking and writing at all levels, from organization and content to grammar and sentence structure. Consultants can also help you learn to recognize and correct mistakes in grammar and punctuation, but they will not serve as editors or proofreaders of your work.

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Workshops & Events

The Writing Center hosts workshops and events throughout the year to help students craft their writing for specific purposes, such as honors theses and graduate school essays. Workshop locations are announced in the Bucknell Message Center. Most require pre-registration. Please call us at 570-577-3141 to reserve a space. 

Upcoming Workshops

Honors Thesis Proposal

Learn what the Honors Council looks for in a successful Honors Proposal and how to obtain helpful feedback from others in the proposal writing process.

  • Thursday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. in ACWS 211
  • Friday, Sept. 6 at noon in ACWS 211

Personal Statement

The graduate or professional school personal statement differs greatly from the college admissions essay. Learn how to persuade admissions committees that you are an appropriate candidate for their program.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m.

The Writing Center

Location

Carnegie Building