Located in Bowman Library, the Writing Center offers tutoring and workshops to Menlo students working on any writing or speaking assignment and at any stage in the process—from brainstorming, thesis development, and outlining to revision and documentation. Students can sign up for a thirty-minute session with an English instructor or an experienced, trained peer tutor. Each session is tailored to the student’s concerns and may focus on grammar, organization, style, and/or structure.
Students may drop in or book an appointment with one of our writing tutors online. Making an appointment in advance ensures that a tutor will be available. Please limit your appointments to one per day. We also see students on a first-come, first-serve basis during our evening drop-in hours.
Oral Communication Tutoring
The Writing Center now offers oral communication tutoring, including training in listening skills, interviewing, and the design, organization, and delivery of different types of presentations. We will offer tips on effective visual aids such as Power Point, and techniques to deal with speech anxiety. Presentations and interviews will be videotaped, so students can have direct feedback on their performance.
Grammar and Writing Exercises
- Diction and Style
- Fragments and Run-ons
- Parallel Structure
- Point of View
- Subject Verb Agreement Module
- Thesis Statements
- Verb Tense Shifting
- Writing a Formal Email
Resources for Writers
- The Bowman Library Webpage has links to helpful citation resources
- Noodletools allows you to input citation information and will produce the citation format for you
- For help with APA format (most business and psychology classes use this citation style)
- Frequently asked questions for MLA format (most English/humanities classes use this citation style)
Drop-in Only Hours (no appointment required)
(Tuesdays at Study Slam in Russell Center)
Oral Communication Appointments
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am-1pm
The Writing Center is located in Bowman Library.
Writing Center & Intensive English Program Director
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301