Welcome to the Writing Center!

The LIU Post Writing Center offers free, one-with-one, student-centered conferencing on writing in all academic disciplines as well as business and career writing to students and alumni.

We can meet with you in a Zoom session or we can provide written feedback on a paper you submit through email. To schedule a video-conference or to request written feedback, fill out our Session Request Form.

You can also find information and resources on the Post Writing Center Blackboard Community. From your Blackboard home page, click on Community in the top right corner, then click on Post Writing Center in the Community box. Further information and instructions are available on the page.

If you have any questions, email us at LIUPostWC@gmail.com or contact Mary Pigliacelli, Mary.Pigliacelli@liu.edu.

We look forward to working with you on your writing!

WHAT KINDS OF WRITING CONFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE?

We offer currently offer two kinds of writing conferences:

  • Video conference: We’ll work with you through Zoom.
  • Email conference: We’ll provide a written response to a specific question about your writing (for example: “Are my APA formatting and citations correct?”).

You can schedule either a 30-minute or hour-long conference.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A WRITING CONFERENCE?

You share an assignment, a draft, or a more finished piece of writing with your writing assistant. Then together you establish what you’ll work on during the session. You might do any of the following (and more): brainstorm a response to an assignment prompt, strengthen the focus of your writing, formulate a thesis statement, outline arguments, format citations, polish transitions, refine your word choice. If you wish, you can work on questions of mechanics or usage. Over time, you’ll strengthen your ability to revise, proofread, and edit your own work.

WHAT IF I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS BUT DO NOT WANT A FULL CONFERENCE?

If you have a quick and specific question, you can email us at LIUPostWC@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

WHO ARE THE WRITING ASSISTANTS?

Writing assistants are graduate students and upper-level undergraduates currently enrolled at LIU Post in a variety of majors. They have been trained to help you develop the thinking and writing strategies that work best for you. They are people who enjoy writing and who understand that writing works differently for everyone. Writing assistants will help you consider a variety of important questions, including the audience and purpose of your text and how to craft your writing with audience and purpose in mind. They will offer you the specific feedback you request.

DO I NEED A DRAFT FOR A WRITING CONFERENCE?

No. Although some people do come with drafts, some come with just an assignment, an outline, or a map of ideas. Some people come with questions about where to begin. Come when it makes sense for you. In fact, you might come in several times for a long or challenging assignment.

HOW DO I REQUEST A WRITING CONFERENCE?

Please fill out our Session Request Form.

We also have helpful handouts tailored to the most common writing questions. These are available on our Blackboard Community: Post Writing Center.

For more information, email us at LIUPostWC@gmail.com.

Director: Mary Pigliacelli, Mary.Pigliacelli@liu.edu

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