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CRW is Supporting You Remotely

Fall 2020: The Center for Reading and Writing is open beginning September 14th. All sessions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY and can be scheduled with both peer consultants and professional staff.  Appointments are scheduled by using the “My Success Network” page in Connect.  At the bottom of this page, the Center for Reading and Writing can be found under “Your Services.”  Virtual appointments are available with peer consultants seven days a week, both during the day and into the evening.  Session length is approximately 40 minutes.  Appointments should be booked by 10 PM the day before the requested session. Because of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, please note that the Center for Reading and Writing will be exclusively available for virtual meetings until January 11, 2021.

****The Center will be closing for credit bearing sessions on December 14th.  After this date, appointments are available with professional staff, but credit acknowledgement will NOT be sent to professors.

IMPORTANT: In advance of your session, your consultant will invite you to a Webex meeting by sending you a link. Also, you will need video and audio access (a camera, a microphone, and speakers or headphones).

GRADUATE AND ADULT DEGREE COMPLETION STUDENTS can also schedule appointments using Connect.

The Center for Reading and Writing offers one-on-one, face-to-face consulting sessions in writing and reading.  We encourage ALL Ramapo students to visit the Center. Whether you want to improve your reading or learn strategies for strengthening your writing, we have the people and the resources to help you

PLEASE NOTE THAT, BECAUSE THE WORK WE DO IN THE CENTER IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO SUPPORT CRITICAL THINKING AND REVISION, WE WILL POLITELY REFUSE TO MEET WITH STUDENTS THE DAY AN ASSIGNMENT IS DUE. Critical thinking and revision cannot be rushed, and, if you don’t have time to reflect on the work you want to do in the Center, then now is not the time for you to visit. Please plan ahead to make the most of your session.

Also, please note that it is against Center policy to permit back-to-back sessions.

Hours of operation

Remote appointments are available seven days a week from 10 AM until 10 PM.  These can be made through the “My Success Network” section of Connect

Location: Our campus location in Linden Hall will reopen at the start of the 2021 spring semester.

E-mail: For the duration of remote operation, the general email address for the Center will not be monitored on a regular basis. To contact us, please choose from the following options:

  • to make an appointment for a remote consultation (via Webex), you can access our appointment calendar through Connect
  • for questions regarding the Center contact Susan Auger at sauger@ramapo.edu, Ramon Reyes at rreyes@ramapo.edu, or Prisicilla Tovey at ptovey@ramapo.edu
  • for questions about workshops, please contact Priscilla Tovey at ptovey@ramapo.edu

Additionally, the Center offers Student Workshops on a range of topics from writing the argument paper to critical reading and MLA, APA, and Turabian/Chicago style guidelines. These 45-minute workshops are facilitated by Center staff, faculty and peer consultants. Click below for a list of upcoming workshops.

Student Workshop Schedule

Our physical location is in Linden Hall, but we are currently operating on a remote basis by appointment only.  We do not have walk-in hours.  

          

Ramapo

What Ramapo Students are Saying about the Center for Reading and Writing…

  • “It was really helpful, because now I know what areas to focus on to complete my essay effectively.”
  • “I was very satisfied with the help I received. My consultant showed me how to improve my paper and reading through it really helped.”
  • “Everything about this session was positive and effective. I now have a better understanding on where to start with my research paper.”
  • “I learned how to replace paragraphs in my essay, and help improve my thesis.”
  • “I got a good perspective on my topic, and I also learned more about the Chicago style of writing.”
  • “Going to the Reading and Writing Center helps give me more ideas and strategies to work with my paper.”
  • “This is a great place to release the frustration when in doubt about writing.”
  • “I know what changes I have to make, and how to make them.”
Ramapo

Contacts:

Nicole Videla
Director of Academic Success & EOF
E-mail: nvidela@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7545
Office: D-101

Priscilla Tovey
Outreach Coordinator
E-mail: ptovey@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7561
Office: Center for Reading and Writing

Ramon Reyes
Developmental Writing Specialist
E-mail: rreyes@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7559
Office: L-211B

Susan Auger
Reading Specialist
E-mail: sauger@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7118
Office: L-211F