The Writing Center Is Open for One-to-One Meetings This Summer
Throughout summer 2022, Caltech students, postdocs, and summer researchers can meet with professional writing specialists in the Hixon Writing Center to discuss their writing. Appointments can be booked by visiting access.caltech.edu and logging in to the "Writing Center Scheduling" application.
Multiple options for meeting during COVID-19
The HWC currently offers three modes of individual appointments, including both in-person and online meetings. At some points, the availability of in-person appointments may be limited to help manage the risk of the pandemic. During periods in which teaching has moved online campus-wide, our tutorial meetings will also be limited to online only.
All in-person meetings require writers to follow current Caltech protocols for masking in instructional settings. We provide masks in our center for those who may need a medical-grade mask.
We're here to help.
All writers benefit from sharing a work-in-progress, and our staff is ready to support your work. We can offer feedback, guidance, and reliable information about academic writing, as well as a chance to think aloud about your written work.
What to expect when you meet with us
Every one-to-one meeting is a little different, because each writer has a unique project. We'll help you set some goals for the session and then work together to reach your goals. Activities like brainstorming, modeling, reading aloud, or mapping out ideas on whiteboards are common in our conversations.
How does it help?
Readers will see strengths and limits in a text that aren't visible to writers. Our staff members also have access to a range of resources on academic writing that can answer your questions and provide useful models. Many writers also find meetings with our staff provide accountability and motivation to get writing done.
Get to know us.
Our staff members are trained in a wide range of academic disciplines, but we all have expertise in academic writing. We also share a passion for helping writers achieve their goals. Our online bios will tell you more about who we are.
Where to find us
The Hixon Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Center for Student Services.