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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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We're here to help!

Faculty and Staff:
we're here to help!

If your students are struggling with researching, organizing, or writing papers, please contact us so we can get involved. You can e-mail the Writing Studio staff at or reach Lisa directly at

We only ask that you provide us with time and information about your students' needs, rather than directing them to us all at once.


Faculty Writing and Professional Development Opportunities

The Writing Studio also offers writing assistance to faculty. We are happy to assist you in creating and revising assignment sheets, abstracts, conference proposals, etc. 

Looking for publication and conference opportunities? The Calls for Papers site at Penn State is a great place to start:


For Faculty: Writing Studio Syllabus Statement & Tips for Designing and Responding to Assignments

Inform your students about the Writing Studio.
Students may not know about the Writing Studio when they enter your classes, so we appreciate if you include information about us in your syllabi. For your convenience, we've created a statement about the WS for you to copy and paste to each syllabus:

Visit the Writing Studio at Watkins!

Located in the Watkins library, the Writing Studio at Watkins offers FREE academic and professional writing assistance to students of all levels and disciplines. To schedule an appointment, e-mail requested days and times along with a brief description of your assignment to, or contact Lisa E. Williams, WS Manager, at  For WS hours as well as additional assistance and tutorials, visit

Design clear assignment sheets that guide your students. When instructors create effective assignment sheets, students can use them as guides throughout their writing projects. Well-written assignment sheets also help the WS understand assignment objectives and guidelines so we can better assist students.  See the tips for creating and responding to student assignments below.

If you would like to offer tips, sample assignment sheets and syllabi, etc., for fellow faculty. please send them to us! 


(New!) Schedule a Class Visit or Workshop!

We've put together a variety of workshops, presentations, and handouts for faculty and student use; they can be accessed through the "Workshops for Faculty and Students" tab. If you'd like us to create a specific workshop or present a workshop to your class, let us know!


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