A Spotlight on the Writing Studio

By Esther Wang ’18

Photo by Esther Wang ’18
Photo by Esther Wang ’18
Photo by Esther Wang ’18

 

As the year comes to an end, the Writing Studio welcomes a group of new readers into the program. Being a staff member myself, I am very excited to see the new members take on their duties as peer editors. For people who have never been to the writing studio, walking into the glass room on the first floor of the library and showing a possible stranger an essay seems like a daunting task. There’s no need to feel afraid! Every member of the studio truly loves English and enjoys the process of helping anyone with his or her ideas.

A session with a peer reader will depend entirely on each student’s needs. Students bring in anything ranging from drafts of analytical essays to reviewing of a history paper or science report. It is also worth noting that you do not need to have finished you writing assignment to come to the Writing Studio; the peer editors are there to help you at any stage of the writing process!

Sessions can either be a walk-in or a sign-up which gives you priority and a full 45 minutes with a staff member. As Richie Richardson ‘19 says, “I go to the Writing Studio to have my thoughts straightened out,” the Writing Studio is open to everyone for every possible type of an assignment. Personally, I’ve been to the Writing Studio for college essays, personal narratives, and even just brainstorming. Besides working in the studio, Writing Studio members also initiate other activities such as poetry month, writing circles, and the famous PT parties. If you need help for any of your writings, don’t be scared to come by!