We help develop strategies for writing more effectively in every situation.
Whether you are writing for a class assignment or crafting a cover letter, our trained peer tutors provide a range of support to help you produce your best written work. We help at any stage of the writing process, from prewriting to fine-tuning a finished draft. We'll also teach you to assess your own writing processes and go beyond better papers to becoming a better writer.
Get the most out of this free service by:
- Seeking help at any point in the writing process
- Bringing a copy of your draft and your assignment
- Preparing specific questions to address your problem areas
- Taking notes during your tutoring session
Tutor Information A listing of subject areas in which tutoring is provided.
Use of Pronouns Gendered pronouns and singular “they.”
Faculty Tools for Writing Instruction Provides list of online resources covering electronic commenting, electronic portfolios, interactive writing exercises, collection of research websites by subject, and courses on writing and technology.
Articles & Handouts
Purdue Writing Center The Purdue Writing Center site is particularly extensive and provides exercises and quizzes.
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Writing Center Handouts A useful discussion about the limitations of the five-paragraph theme.
Plagiarism, Copyright & the Honor Code
Plagiarism The Davidson Writer includes materials about plagiarism.
Codes of Honor, Responsibility & Disciplinary Procedures Students using the writing Center are expected, as all Davidson students are, to abide by the Honor Code and the Code of Responsibility.
Copyright Resources on the Internet The U.S. Copyright Office collects electronic resources on government agencies, international organizations and groups that provide performance/publishing rights clearance.
University of Texas Copyright Resource Site Annotated links to resources for academic texts.