Sewanee Writing Center

Sewanee Writing Center

Located in the ATC in duPont Library, the Sewanee Writing Center is a resource for students, by stud

The Writing Center provides objective peer support to Sewanee students who seek assistance with their writing projects. The student tutors represent a wide range of majors, and they can help you at any stage in the writing process, including topic development, rough drafts, final drafts, and revisions. For the best results, we urge you to bring a copy of your professor's written instructions when

Operating as usual


Cookies, brownies, and scones? What a great night to bring a paper to the SWC! First come, first serve! 04/03/2014


Helpful suggestions for how to write an effective conclusion brought to you by the UNC Writing Tutors: This handout will explain the functions of conclusions, offer strategies for writing effective ones, help you evaluate drafts, and suggest what to avoid.


Be prepared: Make an appointment with your friendly SWC tutors!


Back to the page's traditional fare: Even cats can spell...sort of. Let the SWC help you with so much more!


Today's sunshine was too tempting for SWC tutors Anne Carter Stowe and Lily Daveport... 02/06/2014

Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well

The New York Times takes on writing rules. (Advice includes "fail" and "nobody's perfect." How reassuring...) Recent Times features, including a new series on the art of writing, inspire us to create this list of 10 “rules” for writing well. In it you’ll find links to advice on everything from using punctuation to reading the way writers do. 01/30/2014

Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

Some coping mechanisms for all those grammar-sensitive people out there: Ahahahaha. Good grief. It's like you have a creepy window into my brain. (I bet you get many people who try and make you think that they are JUST like you, in an attempt to make you like them more, don't you?). Thank you for making me cry at least 5 times (no hyperbole) from laughter in the week sin...


...And we're back! Come visit us in the ATC of Club duPont!


Easter 2014 Writing Center Schedule


Schoolhouse Rock Subjects and Predicates

Throwback Thursday:


Check out our next SWC Writing Workshop this Monday. Only 20 spots available! 10/28/2013


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Grammar School with Snooki

Grammar is important. Just check out the unsettling implications of Snooki's bad grammar on Twitter, as told by vlogbrother John Green:

In which John discusses how bad grammar can lead to confusion. And threesomes. HERE ARE A LOT OF LINKS TO NERDFIGHTASTIC THINGS: Shirts and Stuff: http://dft... 10/09/2013

The Sewanee Review

Did you know that America's oldest literary quarterly has made its home in Sewanee since 1892? That's right! Check out The Sewanee Review's blog here for your daily dose of insightful commentary on the today's literary world.


Written? Kitten!

Late-night paper writing can be rough. Check out this motivational website to keep you going. (Warning: only for fans of cuteness) We don't save your work for you! You'll need to regularly copy and paste your text into a word processor or other application to save it permanently.


Want to make sure you see a tutor during a busy shift? Make an appointment! Give us a call at extension 3232, leave your name, requested appointment time, and your dorm room phone number for confirmation. We can't call your cell phone from the WC phone! See you at the WC! 09/30/2013

Test your vocab - How many words do you know?

Did you know that English has the most words of any language on earth? Check out how many of them you know here! Take this quick scientific quiz to determine the size of your English vocabulary. 09/19/2013

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Did you know that how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? The size of your letters, spacing between words, shapes of letters and more can all signify different characteristics! Did you know that how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? The size of your letters, spacing between words, shapes of letters an


It's going to be a busy week for writers on the Mountain! Check out some of these great events, including the Second Annual GRAMMAR SLAMMER, hosted by your favorite Sewanee Writing Tutors.

Monday, Sept. 16th at 5 pm:
Dakin and Barrett Scholars, Sara Jane Kachelman, Ena Lee, Robin Lee, Aly Plasterer, and Leah Terry, read from their creative writing at the McGriff House

Monday, Sept. 16th at 7 pm:
SWC GRAMMAR SLAMMER Workshop led by the Writing Tutors in Gailor 110. Bring your rough drafts! Work with a tutor without trekking to the ATC or making an appointment!

Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm:
First meeting of the Sewanee Student Poetry Club in Gailor 110.
Bring your own finished, or nearly finished, poem or your favorite poem of another poet to read!

Wednesday, Sept. 18th at 4:30 pm
Poetry Reading by Rodney Jones and Maurice Manning in Gailor Auditorium.

Thursday, Sept. 19th at 5 pm
“Writing that Resonates”: veteran newspaper editor Glen Hannigan shares his tips for producing good copy, Gailor Auditorium 09/05/2013

10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling - The Oatmeal

"But he sang only of love and beauty!" Thanks to Library Lady Jane for all her help in writing these grammar guides over the years. If you would like a regular serving of grammar-related awesomeness every day, go follow her on Twitter.


And we're back! Come visit us in the new and improved Sewanee Writing Center! Same location, more chairs!


Advent 2013 Writing Center Schedule 04/05/2013

The Oatmeal Grammar Pack - The Oatmeal

Like this if you think the WC needs informative flair: Each poster is sized at 18"x24" (45cm x 61cm) on beautiful high-gloss paper. Perfect for the classroom, office, or at home. The posters are priced at $20 each, but if you buy the grammar pack you get all five posters for $40.00. (so you save over 50%)

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Du Pont Library
Sewanee, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 1:30pm - 4pm
7pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 1:30pm - 4pm
7pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 1:30pm - 4pm
7pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 1:30pm - 4pm
4:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday 1:30pm - 4pm
7pm - 9:30pm
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