Contact Information:

Prof. Alison Perry

(718) 518-6678


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Fall 2012 Hours:

Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm

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The Hostos Writing Center exists to serve you, the writer. We view writing as a process and the writer as our primary concern. Our goal is to empower you, to listen to you, to ask you questions, to encourage you to speak your truth, to help you discover your voice. Our goal, simply stated, is to help you become a better writer, not necessarily to make sure you leave with a perfect paper.

To that end, we will act as tutors, not editors.

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Editors Tutors
Focus on the text Focus on the writer's development and win the writer's trust
Take ownership of the text Make sure the writer takes ownership
Proofread Start with higher-order concerns and worry about correctness last
Give advice Ask questions
Read silently Ask the writer to read aloud
Look mainly for things to improve Comment on things that are working well
Work with an ideal text Trust the writer's idea of a text
Make corrections on the page Keep hands off and let writers make corrections; help them learn correctness
Tell writers what to do Ask them their plans for revision

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We understand that what brings students to us is concern about a paper, a class assignment, or an exam like the CAT-W, and we will gladly help you with any concern you bring – that is one of the great advantages of one-on-one tutoring. So be sure to bring with you the assignment (including everything your instructor has told you about it), any work you have done on that assignment (be it reading, research or writing), and lots of paper and a pen or pencil. It also helps to know your professor's name!