“Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.”
The above quote suggests that no one is born a writer, that writing can be taught and learned, and that the writing process is one of continuous learning. With this in mind, the Writing Tutors of La Salle seek to foster a knowledgeable community of writers, and in doing so we aim to provide all members of the university community with the opportunity to improve their writing and to develop as writers.
La Salle’s Writing Tutors offer free one-to-one tutoring to both undergraduate and graduate students which may cover topics including, but not limited to:
- Brainstorming ideas
- Thesis development and argumentation
- Revision strategies
- Incorporating sources and responsible citation
- Writing for specific audiences
Though tutoring will address these specific issues—among others—ultimately Writing Tutors seek to help students come to understand themselves as writers. They create a space to write, think, talk, and learn about writing.