Writing Center now offering Sunday hours


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Tutors Lindsey Crean and Gavin Coyle chat at the Writing Center Desk.

Kristen Pietryka, Social Media Editor

The Fourth Commandment has been re-written: Keep holy the Sabbath and visit the Writing Center.

Marywood’s Writing Center is now open Sundays from 12-4 p.m. for help with all things pertaining to academic writing.

According to Marywood’s website, the Writing Center strives to help student writers strengthen their writing skills and gain confidence in their writing process.

Professional Writing Consultant, Amy Fotta, who has served in that role for the past three years, inspired the addition of the Sunday hours.

After speaking with her supervisor, Meghan Cruciani, assistant vice president for student success, she decided to pilot some Sunday afternoon and evening hours.

“We really started to look at what the numbers were of people visiting the center in the evening,” said Fotta. “It continually got smaller and smaller.”

This led to the decision of scheduling regular Sunday hours starting in the spring 2015 semester.

“The hours on that Sunday afternoon time frame were well-utilized,” said Fotta.

Kayley Sullivan, junior history and political science major, is a peer tutor at the Writing Center.

“We thought it would give people a better chance to come in if they are busy during the week,” said Sullivan.

The Writing Center staff took midterms and finals into account when finalizing the decision.

“We’re open to being flexible based on the feedback we get,” said Fotta.

Students have the opportunity to drop-in at the center three times per week to work with a peer writing consultant.

For help with longer works, students are advised to schedule an appointment to complete a professional writing session.

The Center is located in the Liberal Arts Center Room 221. Peer tutors and a professional consultant are available to help undergraduate and master’s level students.