June 15, 2020
Kenyon has announced plans to resume in-person instruction for fall semester. Read more here.
Welcome to the Kenyon College Writing Center.
The Writing Center is composed of trained, student-staffed writing consultants who conduct individual conferences with writers online using Google Meet, Skype, or Google Docs and phone.
We provide assistance for any type of writing, within any discipline, during any stage of the writing process. A conference with a writing consultant can help you further your understanding of a topic and find ways to better articulate ideas by asking questions about your argument, organization, development, and style. Writing consultants do more than merely proofread for you; we help you cultivate long-term improvement through recognizing patterns of error.
You don’t have to have anything already written; you can talk to us about an assignment or an idea and a head full of questions. If you do have something written, it’s best to prepare one or two questions about it; that will help you and the writing consultant focus on specific parts of the process of thinking and writing, which keeps everyone from getting overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude of the task. We also offer advice on creative writing, cover letters, and resumes.
To see who is available at what times, see Who Works When.
Email any writing consultant to set up an online conference; for a list of consultants, their majors and the languages they speak, see Meet the Staff.
If you have one for a class, email your writing liaison.