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Learning Studio: Writing Help

Learn about SASS's writing, tutoring, supplemental instruction, Structured Study Program, and study skill development services.

To book a Writing Consultation, simply click the "Schedule Appointment" button below

The email confirmation will state your appointment is with Lisa Crumit-Hancock. However, your appointment is really with one of the writing consultants on duty in the Learning Studio (the area to the left as you enter the Pilgrim Library). Lisa Crumit-Hancock controls the calendar for the Writing Consultations and that is why the automatic email incorrectly states the appointment is with her. 

NOTE:  The link above is for writing consultations. If you would like to request a PEER TUTOR for one of your classes, please go to the online tutor request form.

Writing Consultant Hours

SASS Writing Consultant hours (fall & spring semesters only): 

Sundays 7pm-10pm

Mondays 9-10am, 11am-3pm, and 7-10pm

Tuesdays 9am-12pm, 2-3pm, and 7-10pm

Wednesdays 9am-3pm and 7-10pm

Thursdays 9am-12pm, 2-3pm, and 7pm-10pm

Fridays 9am-3pm

When you meet with your writing consultant, please go to the area immediately to your left as you walk in the library doors.  When on duty, Writing Consultants and Math Tutors are located in the Learning Studio area near Collette Knight's office.

You should complete the front side of a blue writing consultation form prior to your appointment.  Blue Writing Consultation forms are located in the front of Brandon Ripke's office, to your right as you walk in the library doors. 

Spring 2020 Writing Skill Workshops Schedule (workshops are held in Library room 110 unless otherwise noted):

Writing Help

Student Academic Support Services (SASS) provides students with free assistance on their papers, projects, and reports from writing consultants located in the Learning Studio. Writing Consultants have been recommended by faculty members, have successfully completed the writing courses at Defiance College and are all-around excellent students. Writing Consultants provide students with private, individualized help in half-hour sessions to develop strategies for approaching their assignments through a better understanding of purpose, structure, topic, and audience. Writing Consultants are not proofreaders nor merely editors; they are trained to help writers with higher order concerns at ANY stage of the writing process.

If you have questions please call (419-783-2332) or

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Writing Skill Guides

Click on the links below to discover useful tips and strategies to help with the writing process, paraphrasing, citation,plagiarism, MLA and APA: