Cornish Writing Center

The Writing Center

Visit the New Writing Center Lounge!

The Writing Center staff enjoys welcoming students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our space. When visiting Cornish, come by and we’ll make you a cup of tea or coffee and show you around. We’relocated in MCC 212, conveniently next door to the library. Not only can writers address all of their research and writing needs in one corridor, our space is carefully outfitted with a cozy lounge with sofa and chairs. We have the usual amenities you'd look for in a writing space, including tables for group or individual work, and nine PC computer workstations. Follow us on Facebook for announcements about writing workshops and other word-themed special events.

What is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center provides Cornish students with free personalized writing support through individualized half-hour conferences. Writers visit the Writing Center to chat with consultants about any kind of writing, such as:
  • class essays
  • creative writing
  • presentations
  • resumes and cover letters
  • artist statements
  • anything else they’re composing
And there’s no need to have a draft for an in-person conference because our consultants love to help writers brainstorm! We are here to help during any and all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to editing. During a conference, writers can expect our consultants to be active readers. We focus on the writer’s goals and concerns and provide practical feedback by asking questions and helping writers think through the possibilities in their writing.

In-Person Consultations

What to Expect & What to Bring
We begin by asking each writer about her project and what she’d like to work on together. It’s always helpful when a writer brings any notes or drafts she’s written, as well as a copy of the assignment if the project is for a class.Schedule an appointment, or just drop in. Drop in anytime we’re open and a consultant will usually be available to chat shortly. We also welcome appointments so we can reserve a time just for you. Contact us by emailing writingcenter@cornish.edu or stop by our office to reserve a 30-minute or 1-hour consultation time.

Can’t make it in? Submit your writing online 24 hours a day.

We invite our busy Cornish writers to submit drafts online. Online, consultants respond to a variety of writing concerns, such as:

  • How can I achieve better organization in my paper?
  • Does the tone of my cover letter sound professional? How could I make it more polished?
  • Does the conflict between these two characters come across in my short story? What could I do with the dialogue to emphasize that?
  • And many more!

submit online draft now!

After logging into compass, you’ll be taken directly to the submission form.
Our Writing Center consultants are Cornish students, mentored by the Writing Center Director, Amanda Hill. Peer consultants are inquisitive writers and artists who are thrilled to talk with fellow artists about their writing. Writing Center consultants take a semester-long class dedicated to theories about writing and developing strategies for supporting all kinds of writers with all kinds of writing questions.


Consultants

Amanda Hill

Amanda Hill

Writing Center Director

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Amanda is the Writing Center Director and Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the Humanities & Sciences Department. Amanda enjoys collaborating with Cornish Peer Consultants, faculty, and staff to support Cornish writers. She also works as a consultant in the Writing Center and teaches writing courses in Research and Digital Writing.


Michelle Domanowski

Michelle Domanowski

I'm a visual art major who works primarily in video. My favorite part of any project is writing the script, a passion that brought me into the Writing Center. Writing can be a powerful step in the creative process and assisting students in this step is inspiring for me. Whether it's a creative piece or a professional paper, seeing students learn to communicate their ideas with more clarity and zest motivates me to take a second look at my own work.


Clara Hayes

Clara Hayes

I am a sophomore in the theater department, and I love the collaborative creative process -- both on stage and in the writing center!


Blake Huddleston

Blake Huddleston

I am a Performance Production major, with an emphasis on Stage Management. I am also a consultant at the Writing Center! Being a consultant gives me the great opportunity to discuss and explore writing with my peers at Cornish.


Caitlin O’Bryant

Caitlin O'Bryant

I am a sophomore design major studying visual communications. I live for creating things, whether it be on paper or in person. Being an artist with both image and word is a process, and I love being able to share that process with others.