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

THE CENTER WILL CLOSE FOR WALK-IN SESSIONS AT 2PM ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14. A limited number of appointments will be available during exams, Dec. 17-21, between 10am and 3pm. To schedule an appointment, you MUST email your request to crw@ramapo.edu (NO appointments will be taken over the phone). Also, please note that we will NOT email session forms for these visits (i.e., they may not be used for credit to complete a course requirement).

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 SEE STUDENTS IF FEWER THAN 24 HOURS REMAIN BEFORE 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. After a 40-minute session, you will be asked to wait at least another 40 minutes before being seen again.

WE WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS STARTING IN JANUARY 2019 FOR CONSULTING POSITIONS FOR FALL 2019. If you’re interested in applying, please take a look at our page, “How to Become a Consultant.” Applications are welcome even after the end of the semester, and we will continue conducting interviews with selected candidates as necessary. Inquiries are welcome at any time; please contact Tom Kitchen.

Hours of operation

Fall Hours: Mon.-Thurs: 10:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00am – 2:00pm

 

Location: George T. Potter Library, 2nd floor, L-211
Phone: (201) 684-7557
E-mail: crw@ramapo.edu

 

The Center also 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.

Come visit us on the 2nd floor of the Library (1 floor down from the main entrance).

Student Workshop Schedule

The Virtual Waiting Room. Wondering whether there’s a wait? Click the link below to see how many people are currently at the Center (note that the number includes both people who are participating in active sessions, and those who are waiting for a session).

The Virtual Waiting Room

Find us in the Library!

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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.”
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Contacts:

Priscilla Tovey VanAulen,
Outreach Coordinator

Phone: (201) 684-7561
Office: L-211A
E-mail: ptovey@ramapo.edu

Ramon Reyes,
Developmental Writing Specialist

Phone: (201) 684-7559
Office: L-211B
E-mail: rreyes@ramapo.edu

Susan Auger,
Reading Specialist

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

Tom Kitchen,
Director

Phone: (201) 684-7084
Office: L-211C
E-mail: tkitche1@ramapo.edu