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Center for Reading and Writing

Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons | Room 420 (4th floor)

p: 201-684-7557 | Summer: 201-684-7561

The CRW is Supporting You In-Person and Virtually

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

NOTE: In the summer, contact Priscilla Tovey via email,


Summer Sessions I & II:  The Center for Reading and Writing Is Open for Writing/Reading Sessions.

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.

If you are a visiting student without access to Connect, please email Priscilla Tovey to schedule appointments at

In-Person Sessions: 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.

Virtual Sessions : In advance of your 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.

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


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM

Friday: Closed (per college summer schedule)


Additionally, during the fall and spring semesters, 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.

Student Workshop Schedule

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.”

Contact Us:

Priscilla Tovey
Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (201) 684-7561
Office: Center for Reading and Writing

Ramon Reyes
Developmental Writing Specialist
Phone: (201) 684-7559
Office: Center for Reading and Writing

Susan Auger
Reading Specialist
Phone: (201) 684-7118
Office: Center for Reading and Writing