Online Writing Tutoring During School Closure (COVID-19)
The in-person PTC Writing Center will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 11. However, the PTC is happy to provide online writing support (excluding EXPOS) during school closure using Zoom. Writing Consultants will be available by appointment online. Call us at 646-997-3425 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment
Our hours of online operation are:
Wed. 3/11 - 10:00am-6:00pm
Thurs 3/12 - 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday 3/13 - 10:00am-4:00pm
The Writing Center is here to help you with a variety of writing assignments. We also offer activities for improving English fluency. Take a look at our services below. A list of online writing tips, tools, and references follows our list of services.
Making an appointment: Reserve your spot at the Polytechnic Tutoring Center front desk or call us: 646.997.3425.
*Please note that The Expository Writing Program (EWP) Writing Center at Tandon is available to students in Writing the Essay, Advanced College Essay, International Writing, and Writing Tutorial.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for the Brooklyn location, visit WCONLINE (the Writing Center).
Drop-In: Monday – Thursday 12 – 2 p.m.
A professional tutor will work with you one-on-one on short assignments, career documents, and other writing needs. Sessions typically last about 20 minutes. No appointment necessary!
Appointments: Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 10a.m. – 4 p.m.
A writing consultant will work with you individually for up to 45 minutes. The writing consultant will help you focus your thoughts, organize your paper, and use grammatically correct English. He or she can help you at any stage of your work:
- putting together a thesis statement
- finding evidence
- organizing information
- citing sources
We can help you prepare for oral presentations in 1:1 sessions. (Schedule your appointment with the front desk.)
Groups include 5-10 students and an instructor. You will improve your English vocabulary, pronunciation, and use of idioms. Conversation groups are friendly and relaxed, and will help you become more confident speaking English. The groups are also a great way to meet students from other academic departments and other countries. (Check with the front desk for conversation group schedules.)
Conversation Café: Friday 4 – 5p.m.
Come practice American-style English, meet new people, and have some treats!
Writing Tools, Tips, References
- Expository Writing Program Resources
- Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL)
- Common Errors in English Usage
- Guide to Preventing Plagiarism
- The School of Engineering's EG Manual (Writing for engineers. Click down to section 4 on Help & How-Tos.)
- Active vs. Passive Voice
- The Toulmin Method of Analyzing Argurments
- NYU-Wasserman's Guide for Resumes & Cover Letters