Stone Writing Center busy aiding students

Priyankaben Desai (left) explains the help she needs to tutor Emily Piolo (right). Piolo shows Desai how to better her history paper.

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The Stone Writing Center offers more than English tutoring.

From history papers to job applications, the center is a place where students can receive help for any writing project.

Liberal Arts major Kristopher Mungia recalls the first time he visited the Stone Writing Center, also known as The Fourth.

In spring 2017, Mungia was researching and writing a paper for his English class.

“They taught me how to do research on the library beacon,” Mungia said. “I never would have found out how to do that if I hadn’t gone there.”

He was also able to use some of the other resources the Stone Writing Center offers.

“They have laptops you can rent which I really liked because I didn’t have a laptop at the time,” he said.

Mungia said the tutors helped him with MLA format and grammar.

“It really improved my grade,” Mungia said.

On his most recent visit to the Stone Writing Center, Mungia used the center as a quiet place to write an essay, getting occasional help from the on-hand tutors. Mungia said he would go back to the Stone Writing Center for any help he needs in the future.

Emily Priolo, a tutor at the Stone Writing Center, said tutors can help with any writing assignment, even if it is not English related.

“We help teach students,” Priolo said. “We help guide students to strengthen their writing.”

The Stone Writing Center offers two main things for students, Priolo said: tutoring and a quiet workspace.

The center helps an average of 428 students per week both online and in-person.

It can help with anything from an essay to a resume. Located on the fourth floor of the White Library, the center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Students have the option to get online help by submitting their writing through Canvas.

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