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COVID-19 Information

Writing Center

Unfortunately, the online Writing Center is closed for the summer. We regret the inconvenience and disruption this may cause to students and faculty who were anticipating using our services. Please contact our director, Dr. Maggie Herb, with any questions or concerns: 

Students may still access synchronous online tutoring in the evenings this summer through Star-NY.


Services Offered

The Writing Center offers an array of free services to assist and support students with any type of writing, throughout all stages of the writing process. 

For Students:

One-to-one conversation with a peer or professional tutor on any writing assignment, at any stage of the writing process. Just some of the areas that tutors assist with include

  • understanding your assignment
  • brainstorming/prewriting
  • development/focus/thesis
  • organization 
  • citations
  • sentence revisions (including grammar, punctuation, and word choice)


For Faculty:

  • Class visits (5-10 minute presentation from a tutor on the Writing Center's services)
  • Customized in-class workshops on writing-related topics
  • One-to-one consultations on writing assignment design and implementation




Spring 2020 Hours

Online Hours:


10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.


Appointments (Online only as of March 30)

To make a real-time online appointment with a tutor, book your spot using the the Bengal Success Portal. You can book an appointment at any time. 

When making your appointment, choose your preferred time and tutor and then choose your location: online with Google Docs. Share your Google Doc with and open up the document at the time of your appointment. Your tutor will be there and will use the chat feature and comment tools to talk with you about your paper. 

We look forward to working with you!



Contact Us

To make, reschedule or cancel an appointment or ask quick writing-related questions, call the Writing Center during open hours at (716) 878-3655.

For all other inquiries about the Writing Center and its services or to request an in-class workshop or class visit, email or call faculty director Dr. Maggie Herb at or (716) 878-4849.




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