The Paul Smith's College Writing Support

Seniors Say Farewell

Our graduating Writing Tutors give us some parting words of wisdom, reflecting on their time here at PSC.

We in the CACS are so grateful to have been able to work with these wonderful students! We wish them all the best with wherever their travels take them. We hope that they remember their time with us here at PSC with a smile and fond memories. 

Autumn Tallant
What a wild year this has been! I am so proud of all of my fellow student at Paul Smith’s for powering through this semester. As some of you know, I am a graduating senior this semester! As a final farewell to all of the  students that visited the Writing Tutors, fellow Writing Tutors, and our amazing supervisor, Tracy, I write to you the following: Always keep your chin up. Always. You can do absolutely anything you put your mind to. Want to graduate in 3 years instead of 4? Do it. Work hard. Want to travel the world and spread your love for the environment? Do it. Spread your passion fiercely. You are capable of amazing things. I look forward to visiting Paul Smith’s in the future and seeing what phenomenal things are happening there. With much love and a heavy heart, I bid you all adieu. Never stop writing and believe in yourself.
Autumn’s favorite PSC picture
Joshua Young

Farewell friends, peers, and fellow Smittys!

I am so grateful for the time I have been able to spend with all of you. It is hard for me to say goodbye to the institution that has been my home for three years, but this is not a goodbye forever, rather, a goodbye for now. I have a feeling that my story at Paul Smith’s is not over but that a single chapter in a story has been completed. I want to thank everyone who has made my experience meaningful and for all the fond memories I will have in the future. Being a graduate of Paul Smith’s College is, by far, my greatest accomplishment yet and I am so glad I got to experience school with all of you! For those of you continuing your education in the fall, remember to keep your head on straight and to always do what is best for you.

Thank you for the experiences and the friendship!

Joshua T. Young

Josh’s favorite PSC picture

Katie (Caitlin) Reilly

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Meet Our Writing Tutors!

Hello, everyone! My name is Josh Young and I am currently a senior in the Ecological Restoration program here at Paul Smith’s College. I spend most of my free time outdoors hiking, reading, and drawing. I am most familiar with scientific writing and APA formatting, but am anxious to learn more and to further develop my own writing skills. If you need any help with editing, formatting, or even beginning to write, feel free to stop by the Study Lab to see me, or any of our other writing tutors!

Hey everyone! My name is Katie and I’m a senior majoring in Natural Resource and Conservation Management. I like to focus on different types of writing such as environment editorials, scientific research and poetry. In my spare time, I’m usually with family and friends, or out hiking, playing volleyball, working as a volunteer in Wildlife Rehabilitation, and anything that has to do with the outdoors. You can make an appointment with me through Starfish or stop by library 206 and I’ll help you with your writing assignments!

Hey I’m Damon. I am a sophomore at Paul Smiths, and I major in Wildlife Sciences. I chose to major in Wildlife Sciences after hunting, fishing, and being out in nature my entire life. Besides being outside, I also enjoy listening to music, reading, and writing poetry. Come see me in library 206 if you need any help on your writing assignments!



Hello, my name is Emerson Rondinone. I am a Psychology major at Paul Smith’s College, but I am open to learning about almost anything. Throughout my college career so far, I have gotten experience writing in many different styles and formats. Besides being a Writing Tutor, I enjoy reading, playing music, and learning new skills. Let me know if I can help with your writing! 


Hey, y’all! My name is Autumn and I am one of PSC’s Writing Tutors! I am an Asheville, North Carolina native and a Wildlife major. I am an avid hiker, rock climber, and writer! I enjoy helping students with grammar and style editing and have experience with editing both scientific and personal writing. Send an email to or visit Starfish to schedule an appointment with me! I look forward to working with you! 


My name is Patricia Bishop and I am a Hotel, Resort, and Tourism Management Major with an Entrepreneurial Business Minor. In my free time I like crafting and writing fiction stories. I specialize in MLA and business related paperwork and essays. If you need any help, come see me in library 206 or make an appointment through Starfish!


Hey, I’m Tom, super old for a college kid, back in school for a second degree (my first was in English Lit/ Creative Writing) but now I’m here because I love trees.  I’m from the Catskill Mountains, but I’ve lived all over the country, and been to every state except Alaska.  I’d love the opportunity to read your papers and give you advice (I’ll probably tell you to vary your word choice and add some commas), but I am really good with resumes and can also help you write the paper if you’re having some trouble getting started!  Send me an email at or for some writing help or just to chat about great hikes and cool places.





In celebration of The National Day on Writing, the CACS is sponsored an Essay Contest!

Our 2019 winner is Justin Zalewski!

Click here to read his essay and learn more about Justin.


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Develop and organize ideas
Strengthen basic writing skills
Cite sources
Eliminate wordiness and redundancy
Expand a draft
Develop punctuation skills
Improve sentence structures
Our coaches, who are either faculty members or peer tutors, can help you develop as a writer.

What you need to bring: The assignment, any drafts you’ve started, ideas, and willingness to learn. Make sure to leave time to make revisions before the assignment is due.


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