Villanova Writing Center

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The Villanova Writing Center provides a comfortable atmosphere for your one-to-one session with a qualified tutor. Bring your paper, assignment, and an open mind and we'll do our best to help you improve your writing. 

What We Do

  • Aid students in a collaborative effort of creating their "ideal texts" and producing their best quality work.
  • We are NOT a "fix-it shop" and seek to "produce better writers, not better texts."
  • We encourage multiple, independent visits for all types of students, in all stages of their writing.
  • We cater to individual student needs and rely on the effective relationship of peer tutoring. All are welcome.

Feel free to use our online resources, writing guide or 30-Minute Workshop handouts. The Writing Center is located in 210 Falvey Library .

Thursday, Sept. 8— The Five Fatal Errors of Introductions

Monday, Sept. 12— The Debatable Thesis

Monday, Sept. 19— Avoiding the Passive Voice

Tuesday, Sept. 27—The Importance of Conclusions

Monday, Oct. 3—Brainstorming

Wednesday, Oct. 19—What’s a Good Word?

Tuesday, Oct. 25—Pesky Punctuation

Tuesday, Nov. 1—The Perfect Paragraph

Monday, Nov. 7— Integrating Quotations

Tuesday, Nov. 15—Effective Personal Statements

Monday, Nov. 28—Who’s Afraid of the MLA?

Wednesday, Dec. 7—The Art of Revision

 

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE AT 7:30 p.m. IN 210 FALVEY LIBRARY, THE WRITING CENTER.  STUDENTS RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE AND A HANDOUT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

Hours of Operation

Our hours of operation are Sunday from 3:30 to 7:30, Monday through Thursday from 11:30 to 7:30, and Friday from 11:30 to 3:30. The Writing Center is closed on Saturdays.

How to Make an Appointment?

To make an appointment at the Villanova Writing Center, either call 610.519.4604 or stop by 210 Falvey Library.

The Information You Need
Please provide the receptionist with your name, the name of the class, and the professor's name when making an appointment.

Session Length
Appointments are scheduled for 50 minutes. For lengthy papers (generally over ten pages), we suggest you schedule a block of 2 sessions for your appointment.