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Meet Our Writing Tutors

Hi everyone! I’m Shannon. Currently, I am a junior in the NRCM program here at Paul Smith’s, but Virginia is my home state. In my free time, I am always outdoors, reading, or both! I am most familiar with MLA and APA formats in literary analyses and argumentative writing; however, I would love to broaden my writing skills in other formats and types of writing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of our other writing tutors on Starfish or the DropBox if you need any assistance with formatting, editing, or developing an argument! 



Hey, I’m Abby. I am currently a sophomore here at Paul Smith’s and major in Park and Conservation Management. In my free time, I go on a lot of hikes, hoping to become an ADK 46er during my time at college. I also enjoy reading and writing, especially about topics related to nature and environmentalism. Make an appointment through Starfish, and I will happily assist you with any of your writing needs!


Hey, my name’s Ariah! I’m a sophomore here, dual majoring in Environmental Studies and Communication. I absolutely love the outdoors, as well as reading, drawing, memes, video games, and writing of course! No matter the class, I’d love to help you out with any of your writing assignments. Drop by the CACS during my office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5) or book an appointment with me on Starfish for any assistance you may need. 

Hello! My name is Emerson, and I am a senior majoring in psychology. Outside of school, I like to mountain bike, ski, skateboard, and play music. I hope to provide students with an opportunity to become more confident writers. Come see me in the writing center or schedule an appointment in Starfish if you would like to work with me!



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Why drop in?

Develop and organize ideas
Strengthen basic writing skills
Cite sources
Eliminate wordiness and redundancy
Expand a draft
Develop punctuation skills
Improve sentence structures

Our 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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