Looking for help with your writing? You've come to the right place! The Doyle O.W.L. houses writing resources and related materials for Reed College students, tutors, and faculty. Enter the Writing Resource portals to find out information about upcoming workshops, citation manuals, grammar tips, and much, much more!
Online Writing Support
We have developed an evolving set of online writing resources to provide advice about writing in Hum 110 and beyond. These have been developed in collaboration with Reed faculty, students and staff. Most samples of writing were authored by Reed students.
In-person Support at the Writing Center
The Writing Center is a tutoring service open to all Reed College students. Peer tutors are prepared to assist students with any stage of the writing process, and for assignments in any discipline. Services are free of charge and students can drop in anytime during the hours listed below. Students of all levels of academic ability rely on the Writing Center as a resource for improving technical skills, analytical strategies, and integrating both into a clear and intelligent presentation of original ideas.
Writing Center hours and schedule
Dorothy Johansen House
Sunday to Thursday 7-10 p.m.
(On nights before Hum 110 Paper due dates)
Friday 7-9 p.m. in Trillium Multipurpose Room
Reed College students are also eligible for up to one hour per week of one-on-one tutoring from an individual writing tutor. Individual writing tutors are eligible to assist students with any stage of the writing process, and with assignments in any discipline. Use the "Book a Tutor" link to find a writing tutor. Reed students can also use the Writing Center for writing support beyond the hour of weekly one-on-one tutoring.
Thesising seniors can request a writing tutor pairing for weekly one-on-one support with their writing projects. For more information, contact David Gruber.
In addition, the Senior Thesis Writing Group meets each spring for a collaborative discussion of common difficulties seniors face and strategies for overcoming those obstacles. For a description of each event and a list of dates, see the workshop schedule page.