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The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research

Class Visits

Invite us to your class – to inform students about the Richard Wright Center (RWC) and its resources and/or to facilitate a workshop on a topic you would like for your students. ​See suggested topics below.

If you teach classes remotely, we offer class visits via Canvas, Zoom, or Google Hangouts. In a synchronous live meeting, a RWC staff member will provide information on RWC resources and answer questions or facilitate a workshop on a topic requested by the course instructor.

Please send your request to Tatiana Glushko at All requests should be made at least a week in advance and will be accommodated based on the availability of the center staff.

Suggested Workshop Topics 


  • Understanding Your Assignment
  • Finding a Topic
  • Narrowing Your Topic
  • Thesis Statements that Work
  • Supporting an Argument
  • Writing Under Pressure
  • Citation & Documentation
  • Integrating Sources
  • Editing & Proofreading Strategies


  • Evaluating Sources
  • Building Credibility
  • Personal Statements
  • Presentations and Visual Aides
  • Effective Conference Posters


  • Writing a Research Proposal
  • Parts of a Research Paper
  • Refining Research Questions
  • Finding Credible Evidence


Our writing consultants are trained to work with students on a wide range of writing projects, including:

  • Academic papers and essays
  • Research proposals and papers
  • Personal statements and scholarship applications
  • Lab reports and scientific papers
  • Creative writing
  • Business and technical writing

Our Richard Wright Writing Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research is open to all students and our services are provided free of charge. We offer both online and in-person consultations and we schedule appointments in advance or welcome walk-ins.

Our Vision

Our goal is to help students become more confident and proficient writers and to empower them to take ownership of their own learning and writing process. Whether you are struggling with a specific writing assignment or just want to improve your writing skills, we are here to help.

The Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric, and Research


H. T. Sampson Library
1st Floor
Digital Intellectual Commons