The BMC Writing Center is for Bryn Mawr College students or students enrolled in Bryn Mawr College courses.
Writers may have a maximum of two appointments per week. If you participate in the Writing Partners program, you have a guaranteed weekly appointment and may make one additional appointment per week, if you wish.
Appointments may not be canceled within two hours of the start time. If you realize at the last minute that you can't make an appointment, email the tutor directly to avoid being marked as a "no-show." Please note: if you email the tutor after the start time, you may still be marked as a no-show.
The online scheduling system automatically freezes the accounts of students who fail to show up for appointments ("no-show") twice in the same semester. You won't be able to schedule appointments ahead of time, but you can still use the Writing Center as a walk-in when your account is frozen. At the beginning of the next semester, your account will be unfrozen, and the "no-show" counter returns to zero.
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you forfeit the conference. If no walk-ins are waiting, we'll still try to help, but we reserve the right to ask you to reschedule if we don't think we have enough time remaining in the hour to give your draft the attention it deserves.
We can't help with midterm or final exams unless we have written permission from the instructor. It's against the Honor Code! Papers in lieu of exams are usually not a problem, but ask your instructor just in case.
We can't edit your paper or "fix" your grammar FOR you...but we can teach you how to do it yourself. We can't tell you what to write or compose sentences FOR you...but we can help you talk your way toward your own ideas and wording. Our role in the process is to empower you as the writer so that you have authority over, and ultimately are responsible for, all of the changes made to a draft.