Writing and Study Skills Center

Students working in the writing center

The Writing and Study Skills Center is now taking appointments through TutorTrac.

The Writing and Study Skills Center has upgraded how we handle appointment requests. UC Blue Ash Students now use the following tool to register a time to meet with a tutor.

Appointments

Appointments can be scheduled through TutorTrac. Appointments are highly recommended, but walk-ins can be accommodated provided a tutor is available.

TutorTrac History

If you're interested in checking your appointment times or past visits to the Writing and Study Skills Center, you can follow the steps laid out in our How to Check Tutotrac History document.

Having issues? Feel free to email us at eric.vanhoose@uc.edu if you struggle or have any questions about this new tool.

Welcome to the Writing and Study Skills Center. We are located in Muntz Hall, Room 112K.

We offer individual and group tutoring sessions to help students build the foundational skills they need to thrive in college and beyond. Our professional tutors can help you build strategies to become a better writer, reader, and student. All of our tutoring is free to UC Blue Ash students.

Mission Statement

The Writing and Study Skills Center at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College seeks to help UCBA students improve their reading, writing, and study skills and to promote diverse literacies and lifelong learning. The WSSC works with students across the disciplines in collaborative and reflective tutoring sessions grounded in current scholarship and facilitated by caring and experienced academic tutors.

Values Statement

The UCBA Writing and Study Skills Center serves to promote the values of diversity, collaboration, hard work, personal and community responsibility, and critical self-reflection geared toward personal growth. We believe that literacies of all kinds empower students to engage with others in meaningful ways. We understand that working to acquire these literacies is an ongoing process; therefore, we seek to build relationships with students that support their learning throughout their time at UCBA. We support our students by encouraging behaviors that lead to successful lifelong learning and active, responsible citizenship in our community and world.

Writing Services

  • Individual tutoring sessions that provide one hour of tutoring combined with critical reflection on the skills being practiced.
  • In-progress sessions are available to allow students to work on their writing projects while having access to a tutor.
  • We can help at any stage in the writing process to develop a student’s writing skills and critical thinking in all disciplines--not just English.

Reading Services

  • Individual tutoring sessions provide one hour of one-on-one work with a tutor to help build critical reading strategies geared toward helping students comprehend college-level texts in all disciplines.
  • Sessions can help students build reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and vocabulary.
  • We can develop individualized reading programs for independent study.
  • We provide language and reading support for non-native speakers of English.


Study Skills Services

  • Individual tutoring sessions provide one-on-one or small group study skills tutoring in most academic subjects.
  • Interactive workshops on topics such as time management, organization, taking notes, improving memory/concentration, managing stress/test anxiety, problem solving, among others.
  • Test review service to help students improve their test-taking skills.

Student Groups

When studying or working through classwork, it can often be helpful to work with a group of peers. To that end, the Writing and Study Skills Center has two student groups that can help you along the way.

English Conversation Group

The English Conversation Group provides community through fun, social activities and by communicating across cultures. Topics include: language, food, current events, university engagement, music, dance, and the arts. In collaboration with other campus departments, the ECG works to provide a supportive cultural exchange and speaking and listening community. The English Conversation Group welcomes any and all UCBA students. 

Fall 2018 semester details:
When: Thursdays, 4pm-6pm
Where: Muntz Hall 327

Facilitator: Zac Tabler zacary.tabler@uc.edu

Co-Facilitator: Eric Van Hoose eric.vanhoose@uc.edu

We send weekly email updates about group meetings. Please email the facilitator listed above if you would like to receive updates.

Creative Writing Club

The UC Blue Ash Creative Writing Club (CWC) is open to all UC Blue Ash students interested in writing poetry, prose, scripts, song lyrics, graphic novels, and other genres. We foster a supportive artistic community that empowers students to experiment, learn, grow, and share their creative writing skills. We practice asking for and providing constructive feedback and share opportunities for students to build their professional writing resumes.

Fall 2018 semester details:

When: Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm
Where: Muntz Hall 322

Facilitator: Kara Anand-Gall kara.anand-gall@uc.edu

We send weekly email updates about group meetings. Please email the facilitator listed above if you would like to receive updates.

Writing and Study Skills Center Hours

Day

Time

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday     9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.      
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Saturday/Sunday Closed

Contact Information

Muntz Hall • Room 112K

Libby Anthony, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
Progress Hall 120E
(513) 745-5733
libby.anthony@uc.edu