The Center for Reading and Writing (CRW) offers one-on-one consulting sessions in writing and reading to students on all academic levels, both virtually and in-person. We can help you in all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing final papers. If you need reading strategies for difficult texts, we are here to assist with those, too. We also offer a wide variety of workshops from study skills to MLA, APA, and Chicago documentation styles. CRW services are open to all Ramapo students. Please find our location and contact information below:
Center for Reading and Writing
Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons
Room 420 (4th floor)
Main phone number: 201-684-7557
FARM TABLE OPEN FOR FINAL PAPERS! As we head into the end of the semester, the CRW invites you to work on your papers at our farm table. Stop in with your laptop and get your writing questions answered as you draft. No need to schedule an appointment or have a session! Consultants will be available to answer your questions. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 11-2.
FINALS WEEK: The CRW will be open during finals. Our peer consultant staff will be limited, so fewer appointments will be available. As always, our professional staff will be taking appointments. The hours will be as follows:
Dec. 14 & 15: 10 am – 8 pm
Dec. 16 & 19: 10 am – 4 pm
How to Schedule Appointments: Appointments should be scheduled in Connect by 10:00 PM the night before the requested session, whether in-person or virtual. For detailed instructions, see Schedule an Appointment on the left sidebar of this page. (Ramapo undergraduates, graduate students, and Adult Degree Completion Program students have access to Connect.)
In-Person Appointments: Meet with a consultant in the Center for Reading and Writing, Learning Commons, Room 420 (4th floor) at your scheduled time. Each session is 40-minutes long.
Walk-Ins: While appointments are encouraged, in-person walk-ins are welcome. Stop into the CRW for writing or reading sessions when you’re free. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Virtual Sessions: In advance of each virtual session, your consultant will invite you to a Webex meeting by sending you a link. You will need video and audio access (a camera, a microphone, and speakers or headphones). Virtual sessions are 40-minutes long.
NOTE: The work we do in the CRW is primarily intended to support critical thinking and revision–both of which cannot be rushed–so we will politely refuse to meet with you the day an assignment is due. Please plan ahead to make the most of your session.
Please note: Students can schedule up to two sessions per week but not back-to-back.
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday: 10 AM-4:30 PM
Weekends: The CRW is closed, but students can make virtual appointments.