Here are some of the things students have
said about their visits to the Writing Center:
"I've seen a dramatic improvement in my writing ever since I
went to the Writing Center."
"As a writer, I learned that I shouldn't be afraid of trying new
"I had the best English tutor. He not only helped me with my
grammatical problems, but helped me gain a greater perspective on
different topics as well. He helped me see hidden insights by
giving me small shoves forward."
"I graduated from the top of my class in high school and I was
so used to being good at things, I didnt think I needed any help.
When I came to St. John's University, I realized one thing I was
not good at was writing. Going to the Writing Center made me
realize I'm not a bad writer; I just have bad tendencies which I
can always improve on."
"The first time I wrote a paper, I got a C and I was very upset.
I went to the Writing Center and they helped me a lot. Every paper
I wrote after that, I got an A. If I hadn't gone to the Writing
Center, I would never have gotten a good grade."
"If it wasn't for the Writing Center, I think I might have
"I thought the online chat was really helpful and convenient.
With my busy schedule it was difficult to find time to come to the
writing center. Also I found the consultant's feedback to be
helpful and very interesting because he was from the Staten Island
campus, someone in a different area with different
"The tutor was really good. He was enthusiastic and showed that
he really wanted to help. First of all, he used a writing pad to
take notes on our conversation -- that impressed me."
"I learned that it's better when you have other eyes because
when you write something -- that's your baby. But the Writing
Center really helped me to let go and be open to revision."
"Now when I talk to my friends about their writing projects, I
find myself using the peer mentoring techniques that I learned in
the Writing Center "