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Reading/Writing Center
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The Reading/Writing Center (RWC), located in Gerber 423, provides all Augustana students the opportunity for one-on-one instruction and advice on their writing, reading and other academic skills. 

Students may schedule in-person appointments or feedback via email as they wish. We also take walk-ins as our schedule allows

  • In-person appointments with peer or faculty tutors are 40 minutes long and are ideal for brainstorming and early-stage drafting, ready-related sessions, or just having a friendly conversation about all things reading/writing.
  • Feedback via email is a good option for those who aren't available during RWC open hours or who would prefer to communicate via writing rather than face-to-face.

Request either type of session via Starfish. (Here are the instructions). If you have any trouble doing so, email readingwritingcenter@augustana.edu or call 309-794-8987 during open hours.

About the center

The Reading/Writing Center is staffed by three faculty members and more than two dozen peer tutors who conduct one-time or multiple sessions designed to promote academic self-confidence, skills and knowledge.

Current peer tutors represent more than 30 majors and minors. These students have been recommended by two faculty members, undergone a competitive hiring process and completed two classes on tutoring theory and practice.

Whether you are a first-year student or a senior, the center and its tutors are ready to help with:

  • Advice on any stage of writing: getting started, drafting, revising, editing or proofreading
  • Instruction on reading comprehension and strategies for reading complex texts
  • Guidance on writing personal statements for graduate school or job placement
  • Practice with English skills, if English is not your first language
  • Reference books about writing
  • A comfortable place to ask questions and share knowledge

For more information about the Reading/Writing Center, email learningcommons@augustana.edu.

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