Writing Center

During the fall semester (2020), rather than us meeting in person in our usual space in the Center for Student Success, our friendly, trained peer consultants will be available virtually, for a maximum of 40 minutes per session, by Zoom. Additionally, a limited number of papers, should time between Zoom sessions allow, may be sent to the Center for brief email feedback.

While we are not a proofreading service, we are eager to ask questions, listen well, and provide advice and resources to help students identify areas for improvement as well as provide encouragement.

Furthermore, we are eager to provide assistance during any stage (or multiple stages) of the writing process: topic selection, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, or editing.

Our email address is writingcenter@houghton.edu (please note the lack of a dot in the first half of the address). This is one way beyond screen sharing that papers, essay prompts, and other materials can be reviewed.

Fall 2020 Writing Center Hours

Day Time Consultant
Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m. Jakob Knudsen
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Molly Brizzell
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Erin Maggio
Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Vanessa Bray
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Molly Brizzell
Fridays 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Jakob Knudsen

 Schedule an Appointment

Sign up for an appointment with a Writing Center Consultant through Handshake! Visit the Handshake log in page, and use your Houghton College username and password to log in.

If you have trouble logging in or if you have trouble scheduling an appointment once logged in, please contact the Writing Center at writingcenter@houghton.edu or 585.567.9514.

Make an appointment by clicking on Writing Center and choosing Appointments in the top right corner of your profile.