The Hixon Writing Center is supporting writers remotely
Our writing specialists and peer tutors are currently offering one-to-one support for undergrads, grads, and postdocs. See our online schedule (visit access.caltech.edu and select "Writing Center Scheduling") for available appointment times. All meetings occur via Zoom or other remote means.
The physical space of our center remains closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We're here to help.
All writers benefit from sharing a work-in-progress, and our staff is ready to support your work. We can offer feedback, guidance, and reliable information about academic writing, as well as a chance to think aloud about your written work.
What to expect when you meet with us
Every one-to-one meeting is a little different, because each writer has a unique project. We'll help you set some goals for the session and then work together to reach your goals. Activities like brainstorming, modeling, reading aloud, or mapping out ideas on whiteboards are common in our conversations.
How does it help?
Readers will see strengths and limits in a text that aren't visible to writers. Our staff members also have access to a range of resources on academic writing that can answer your questions and provide useful models. Many writers also find meetings with our staff provide accountability and motivation to get writing done.
Get to know us.
Our staff members are trained in a wide range of academic disciplines, but we all have expertise in academic writing. We also share a passion for helping writers achieve their goals. Our online bios will tell you more about who we are.
Where to find us
The Hixon Writing Center is located on the 3rd floor of the Center for Student Services.