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Writing Resource Center

The Writing Resource Center is available during social distancing due to COVID19. We cannot arrange in-person meetings, but we can still review documents and consult with you regarding your writing, editing, and citation questions, either by email or via Zoom conference. Please feel free to contact any of the Instructors using our information below.


The Upstate Writing Resource Center is a free resource available to students who need extra help with any step of the writing process, such as planning or revising writing assignments. The center offers face-to-face tutoring hours on campus in Silverman Hall, as well as online tutoring for those who can't come to campus or for those who need after-hours help through the use of the Zoom video chat program.

Directions for Setting Up an Appointment:

  1. Click on the link below and FILL OUT THE FORM to start your request for a meeting with the Writing Center:
    Appointment Request Form
  2. Next, email ONE instructor to set up a time for your tutoring appointment. (See instructor emails and schedule below.)
    Note: Just filling out the form won’t schedule an appointment. You need to complete both steps.

  3. Before your appointment, email the following documents to the Writing Center instructor who you have arranged to meet:

    • your most recent draft
    • information about the requirements of the assignment

For online appointments, you will need a webcam and audio (headset or mic). Use Firefox or Chrome to visit the Zoom website for your appointment. To meet online using a mobile device, download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app available for iPad, iPhone, or Android devices.

Faculty Office Hours, Fall 2020

Instructor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Megan Altman

                            Available for ZOOM by appointment

Submission Requirements

Assignment must be submitted in advance of your scheduled appointment

  • 5 pages or less, 2 days prior to your appointment
  • 6 – 10 pages, 3 days prior to your appointment
  • 11 – 20 pages, 4 days prior to your appointment
  • over 20 pages, 5 days prior to your appointment

Helpful Links

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

APA Guide

The SUNY Upstate Writing Center