Like the Writing Center, the Science Writing Center conducts face-to-face tutoring sessions, but we specialize in helping students become more effective at expressing their ideas, discoveries, and understanding in scientific writing. You can come to us with lab reports, annotated bibliographies, studies, scientific research papers, presentation posters, or any other genre of scientific writing you need help with.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Monday—Thursday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eccles Science Learning Center, 044a and 044b
Note: Tutoring for fall semester begins on September 5th.
What to expect in a tutoring session:
Our main goal is to help students apply the writing skills they’re learning in their core English classes to their work in the sciences, which will help them to become more effective at communicating within their own fields. Like the Writing Center in Ray B. West, we are not proofreaders who simply go through your writing and fix grammatical errors. Our main focus will be larger issues like content and organization. We strive to:
- Increase the confidence of student writers
- Cultivate the skills students need to create effective scientific documents
- Teach students that writing skills can and should be applied beyond the boundaries of their English papers
PLEASE ADVISE: In order for the Science Writing Center to give you the best possible advice for improving your scientific documents, we need you to bring a copy of your professor or instructor’s assignment description. All students are ultimately responsible for understanding their own instructors’ expectations and the university’s academic honesty/integrity policies.