Who We Are

We work with students at all stages of the writing process to develop their confidence and abilities as writers. We are committed to fostering a community of inclusion, diversity and equity through which we believe we all become better students and writers.

What We Do

Our goal is to help students improve their writing skills. To that end, Writing Associates will help you identify significant issues with content or recurring patterns of error in your writing, and explain how to fix them rather than editing or rewriting your draft.

Connect with a Tutor

Everyone needs to register and create an account the first time WCOnline is accessed. 

  • On the “Register for a New Account” screen, fill in all the required information noted by a red asterisk (*).
  • Use your trincoll.edu email address for the registration as important information regarding your appointments will be sent there.
  • Optional: add your cell phone number and opt-in for text notifications
  • Once you complete the form, click “Complete Registration” and you will be directed to the Scheduler.
  • Select a date and time for your appointment on the schedule
  • A questionnaire will pop-up with basic information about your class, professor and the topic(s) you wish to cover during your appointment

Students reserve a 30 minute to 60 minute tutoring session.

Whether you are a first-year student in a first-year seminar, a second-year student taking a writing intensive course, a third-year student with a writing assignment to complete for a course in your major, or a senior with a long research paper to write, we are here for you. We even give feedback to graduate students working on thesis projects. If you write, you belong here.

Yes. We provide instructional guidance to help students learn to identify and correct their grammatical errors. In alignment with our educational mission, writing associates do not proofread students’ essays for them, but instead provide writing coaching to undergraduates in the following ways:

  • Identify patterns of grammatical error
  • Teach process-oriented strategies to find and correct errors
  • Suggest proofreading techniques
  • Work to instill the confidence students need to progress as writers
  • Suggest additional resources for studying grammar

"The writing associate helped me organize my essay. He helped me by guiding me as I created an outline and by helping me think through the entire writing process."

John '21

The Writing Center

James Truman 115 Vernon Street, Room 109
Sundays 7:00-10:00 p.m., ET Monday through Thursdays 3:00 – 10:00 p.m., ET.