University Writing Center Assistance and Tours Available

From an email:

Dear Mr. Crossfox,


Thank you for speaking with me today. Per our conversation, we would love an opportunity to meet with you and members of your department to discuss the mission of the Writing Center and all of the valuable resources we have to offer your students. Additionally, our doors are always open to class tours. Please contact us with your hours of availability so that we may schedule a time to meet that is most convenient for you.

As many of your classes are offered online, feel free to review the following information about the online and E-tutoring options the Writing Center has available:

E-tutoring: E-tutoring appointments are a good alternative for those students who do not have time in their schedules to come to the Writing Center during operating hours. In these sessions, you would schedule an appointment and attach your document file to the appointment box. During the appointment, your consultant will make comments along the margin of your file, addressing the specific concerns you had about your writing.

Online: Online sessions are useful if you have the time for a session, but you cannot or do not want to come to campus. This appointment type utilizes a “chatroom” that you and your consultant will sign into at the designated appointment time. Upon logging into the SJU writing center website, you would click your appointment box (highlighted in light blue). You would then click on the red link that says, “start or join online consultation”. This allows you to enter the chatroom with your consultant. To the right is a text box where you can communicate with the consultant, and to the left is a list of instructions explaining how to show the consultant your writing. You may copy and paste your work into this box. Once you have done so, both you and your consultant will be able to toggle through your paper and work together to address your concerns.

Students can register with their St. John’s email via our online appointment system, which can be accessed via or MySJU under Academics. Students can select from a drop-down menu which type of session they would prefer (face-to-face, online, or E-tutoring). Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We sincerely look forward to working with you and your classes in the near future!

Best Regards,

Stephanie Smyth


Writing Center Staff | St. John’s University Institute for Writing Studies St. Augustine Hall Room 150


phone: 718-990-2171