Thomas Jefferson University

Overview

Welcome

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"Good writing is clear thinking made visible." - Bill Wheeler

"The primary objective of scholarly writing is to communicate clearly and concisely using precise, inclusive language." - APAStyle.apa.org 

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE VIRTUAL FOR NOW

Student Writing Center appointments have gone virtual, for now. We can still meet face-to-face—through Zoom—or connect by phone to discuss your academic writing assignments. If your schedule does not allow for a live conversation, we can offer written feedback through email. 

Welcome to the Student Writing Center (SWC) at Jefferson’s Center City Campus. We serve matriculated students who attend classes in Center City or Abington, and those who are distance/online learners in Center-City-based programs.

We ask that our East Falls (EF) students click here to schedule a meeting with a tutor at the EF campus

Mission/Values Statement

Our mission is to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for you to enhance your writing skills and gain confidence as an academic writer.

We enjoy sharing our knowledge about effective academic writing in the health sciences, as well as supporting your professional development with life-long strategies for planning, researching, drafting, revising, and editing.

Instead of "fixing" your writing for you, we offer clear insights, specific tools and strategies, and examples of how you might revise and edit.

We approach each tutoring session by actively listening to your writing concerns and goals, collaborating with you in structuring the session, and tailoring our tutoring style to meet your specific needs.

We strive to help every writer succeed by offering an appropriate level of support that responds to areas of need. Some students, for example, have been away from academic writing for a while, and others may be adjusting to writing in English as a second or other language.

We value your feedback on our services and resources, and we welcome your ideas on how we can better meet your needs.

Book your appointment NOW

The SWC's primary offering is 30- or 60-minute tutoring sessions--which through the end of 2020 will mostly be virtual (Zoom or phone), not in-person. In these sessions, you will work with your tutor to identify strengths and areas for development/improvement in your writing.

In addition to tutoring sessions, we offer resources for student writers, including self-guided online tutorials, to help you gain confidence and build skills in academic writing.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Student Writing Center

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • Are you looking for support with your resume or cover letter?

Schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center.

The SWC and/or Career Development can support you with writing a personal statement. When possible, we recommend seeing both offices for feedback on a personal statement.

  • Are you a student at the East Falls Campus who's seeking writing support?

Make an appointment with an EF writing tutor.

  • Are you interested in publishing your draft or research?

Contact the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication (formerly, The CTL Writing Center): Jennifer Wilson, 215-503-0441 or Pam Walter, 215-503-2828.