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Multilingual Writing Center

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Welcome to the Multilingual Writing Center!

Who We Are

The Multilingual Writing Center offers one-on-one writing consultations to international and/or multilingual USF graduate students from any field who may encounter unique challenges in the academic writing process.

What We Do

We hold 45-minute sessions in which you’ll be working one-on-one with Sean Farrell, a doctoral student in the USF Linguistics and Applied Language Studies program and a writing consultant with several years' experience working at writing centers and teaching composition.

We assist at all stages of the writing process, including brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. Common topics of discussion include structure, cohesion, grammatical clarity, and expectations for academic writing.

How it Works

Please read the tutoring and writing center policies down below in their entirety. Then make an appointment online using the link below. By creating an appointment, you agree to adhere to the policies listed on this page. ALL sessions are by appointment only.

For the rest of the Fall 2022 semester, Mondays and Tuesdays will be virtual appointments only, and Wednesdays and Thursdays will be in-person appointments only.

For virtual appointments: you will receive a Teams link in your confirmation email.
For in-person appointments: when it’s time to meet, head to the Language Lab (USF Tampa, Cooper Hall (CPR) room 467) to meet with your consultant.

SPRING 2023 Hours of Operation

Monday 10am - 2pm (Virtual)
Tuesday 10am - 2pm (Virtual)
Wednesday 1pm - 5pm (In-person)
Thursday 1pm - 5pm (In-person)

new writing center policies

*Updated 11/14/2022.  Please read our policies carefully:

  1. Students will arrive to the Language Lab no more than 5 minutes before their appointment start time.
  2. Students will immediately exit the lab when their appointment is over (i.e. no loitering). The Language Lab is a multi-functional room and is used for testing as well as tutoring. The amount of noise, talking, and people present at any time must be kept to a minimum. If you need more help from the tutor, please go online and schedule another appointment. Appointments cannot be extended for any reason. Please do not linger and wait to see if the tutor becomes unoccupied for extra assistance.
  3. Only students with in-person appointments can be at the lab. Students with virtual appointments can use the USF library if needed.
  4. Tutors can only meet with ONE student at a time. One appointment = one student.
  5. Kindly respect all employees (lab supervisors & tutors) and do your best to keep distractions and any noise to a minimum. If a student causes a distraction or behaves disrespectfully towards anyone in the Lab, the tutor and/or lab supervisor have authority to ask the student to leave.
  6. It is the student’s responsibility to come to their tutoring session prepared. Students MUST bring their own material to their appointment. (i.e. essays/assignments must already be printed before you arrive to your appointment). The tutor will not print any of your materials for you.

appointment INFORMATION

  • Appointments cannot be made less than 24 hours in advance.
  • You can only make one appointment per day. This means that you can make up to four appointments a week.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will need to reschedule.
  • Please bring an in-progress writing project. There's not much we can do if you're not currently writing something!
  • Please bring all relevant materials. For instance, if you're working on a class assignment, bring the instructions. If you've already received feedback from an instructor, bring that too.

Schedule a Writing Consultation

By scheduling an appointment, you agree to abide by the policies listed above.

Questions?

For questions regarding scheduling, tutoring services, and other general information,
please contact: 
Sean Farrell, Coordinator (farrell1@usf.edu)

For administrative-related questions, please contact:
Dr. Matt Kessler, Director (kesslerm@usf.edu)