Student Resources

Writing Studio

The Writing Studio offers one-on-one tutoring sessions, programming, and resources designed to bolster the written and verbal communication skills of MICA students.

The Writing Studio provides services in two major categories: the Resource Library and Tutor Support.

Resource Library

Tutor Support

  • Handouts and learning guides, including
    • Grammar guides
    • MLA / Chicago citation style aids
    • Structuring template (academic essay, research paper, formal analysis)
    • Major-specific dictionaries
    • Speech and elocution practice samples
  • Instructional workshops, including:
    • How to Structure an Academic Essay
    • Citing Your Sources
    • Writing the Formal Analysis
    • Writing the Research Paper
    • Paraphrasing & Citing in CMS and MLA
  • In-class introductory overview of the Writing Studio
  • 1-1 tutoring sessions for all MICA students, including both native and non-native English speakers and writers of all experience levels
  • Assistance for any stage of the writing process, including:
    • Brainstorming / outlining
    • Thesis development
    • Sentence structure
    • Grammar / punctuation
  • Support of any writing project, including:
    • Academic papers
    • Creative Writing
    • Personal essays
    • Professional package:  résumés, cover letters, artist statements
    • Applications / proposals

What to Expect In a Tutoring Session

Our experienced group of professional tutors will engage students in conversation, to determine what the students wish to accomplish. Generally, tutors will first tackle "global issues" such as a paper's overarching argument, before counseling students on "local issues" such as sentence structure. Typically, sessions are designed to last 50 minutes.

How Students Can Prepare in Advance

Students should arrive at the Writing Studio with a solid grasp of the assignment. It's a good idea to bring related materials, such as an assignment sheet and course texts. Tutors will not edit or proofread an essay but can offer students strategies for completing those tasks on their own.

 


 

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Location

Writing Studio 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave. Gateway, Room 140 Baltimore City, MD 21217