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Writing and Student Success Services

Crandall University’s Writing and Student Success Services (WSSS) exists to enhance the learning opportunities of the community. For students of all levels of ability, WSSS provides a variety of resources, including workshops, peer tutoring, writing help, learning accommodations and more.

WSSS also offers a quiet place to work on assignments individually or in a group.

Students can access WSSS on the second floor of Stultz Hall (SH 253), around the corner from the Crandall Bookstore.

Writing Centre

At Crandall’s Writing Centre, students may take part in writing workshops or get help with specific writing assignments throughout the writing process.

Writing Tutor appointments are available throughout the week; most are during regular business hours, but some tutors offer evening or weekend appointments. Tutors may offer the option of online sessions. Check the schedule outside the Writing Centre for more details or email Jennifer Maillet.

Workshops

These free sessions are held throughout the academic year and focus on different topics. Examples include formatting for papers (APA, MLA, etc.), research tips and tricks, and much more. Upcoming sessions are posted outside the Writing Centre.

Peer tutoring

Crandall’s team of volunteer peer tutors provides extra help across a variety of subjects, courses, and programs. Whether you’re looking for help with a specific assignment or need to understand the subject matter of one of your courses, our tutors are happy to lend a hand!

Become a Volunteer Peer Tutor

Student Success Centre – Learning Accommodations

Crandall University seeks to provide all students with equal access to the educational process. Accessibility accommodations are provided through the Student Success Centre, where those with physical or learning disabilities can obtain the support needed to reduce or eliminate barriers to academic success.

For academic accommodations, students must contact the Director of Writing and Student Success Services. Up-to-date professional documentation that establishes the nature of the disability and the recommendation for accommodations is required. For more information regarding this process, contact Jennifer Maillet.

Career Counselling

For students looking to the future, our services also include free career counselling. Whether you need advice regarding job searches, further education, or resume building, you can find support here.

FAQ

Do I have to be in academic difficulty or have special needs to use these services?

Not at all! These services are available for all Crandall students across all programs and all levels of academic success.

What does it cost to access Writing and Student Success Services?

There are no additional fees for current Crandall students to access most of these services. While Writing Tutors always offer free sessions, some course tutors will charge per hour.

Can I get help with specific assignments?

Yes, but only to a certain extent. Tutors can guide you through the assignment process, but they will not do the work for you. They can assist you with planning, revising and editing your writing assignments in a way that maximizes your own learning of both content and academic skills.

Will the staff help me proofread my essays?

A tutor’s goal is to help you develop your own writing skills. That’s why a Writing Tutor will spend time with you on the revision and proofreading process. The tutor will help you with your essay while increasing your confidence in your writing skills.

Will the staff discuss grades with me?

No. Staff will not question faculty decisions related to assessment, and they will not suggest the kinds of grades they think are deserved. You will be encouraged to speak to your instructors about such issues.

Do Writing and Student Success Services include Personal Counselling, if needed?

Academic assistance focuses on improving your effectiveness and efficiency at writing, studying, and learning. If you are also coping with difficult personal/emotional issues which may be interfering with your academic progress, you are encouraged to take advantage of Crandall’s available Counselling Services.

How can I become a volunteer Peer Tutor?

Upper-level students are invited to apply to be peer tutors in order to use their academic knowledge and experience to help others.

This opportunity is open to any upper-level Crandall University student from any major who meets the requirements and wants to gain experience in personal communication and teaching. Tutoring offers practical experience for BEd students, TESL students, and others who desire to develop their leadership skills while assisting fellow students in their academic journey.

Volunteer peer tutor application forms are available from Jennifer Maillet. Contact her at Writing and Student Success Services or by email to Jennifer.Maillet@crandallu.ca

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