Writing Center

What We Do

The Writing Center provides Arcadia University students, faculty and staff with one-on-one, collaborative guidance on their writing. We work with writers in all disciplines and majors on any assignment and at any stage of the writing process. Through open-ended discussion, writing, and sharing, we help writers to better understand the decisions they make in their writing and to adapt responsibly to a wide variety of writing across the disciplines.

Consultants are faculty-nominated and trained to facilitate critical thinking and discussion about writing. Consultants have also received additional training in working with English language learners, multi-lingual learners, and graduate-level writing assignments. We help writers to:

  • Determine audience and purpose for assignments
  • Brainstorm/generate ideas for writing
  • Develop ideas clearly and fully
  • Determine an organization that best suits an audience and purpose
  • Refine and sharpen focus and claims
  • Critically evaluate and responsibly integrate the voices of other writers into their own writing
  • Discover proof-reading strategies that will help them to turn in their best work

Make An Appointment

To make an appointment:

  • Make an appointment online at our scheduling site.
  • Email writingcenter@arcadia.edu (a consultant will e-mail you to confirm your appointment once it is officially scheduled).
  • Drop by the Writing Center (Landman Library, Lower Level)
  • Call 215-572-4051

All consultations will be held in the Writing Center (Lower Level of Landman Library). Please bring your assignment sheet, notes, and (if any) all drafts of your paper. You should come prepared to discuss your paper, take notes, and write. Appointments are highly recommended, as the Writing Center experiences high volume at several points throughout each semester.