Writing Resources serves as Berea College’s writing center. It assists students, faculty and staff with all types of writing at any stage of the writing process. Consultants can assist with pre-writing, such as understanding the assignment and brainstorming ideas. They can also assist with organization, thinking through content, and APA/MLA/Chicago style formatting. From personal writing to lab reports, peer consultants can help work past your writing concerns and questions. Our consultants work at the Center for Teaching & Learning in Hutchins Library as part of the student labor program at the college. They are trained to assist Berea students in writing as well as all other forms of communication. Consultants must complete a four-week training course before working with writers. They must also complete ongoing training throughout the year.
Read more about what happens during a consultation and what is expected of the consultant and writer relationship.
The program now known as Writing Resources was founded in Phelps Stokes in the early 1970s, the program now known as Writing Resources has undergone administrative and stylistic changes throughout the years. Before 1988, two divisions, the Reading Lab and Writing Lab, composed what would become Writing Resources. Under the innovative direction of Dr. Libby Falk Jones, the Reading Lab and the Writing Lab merged, creating The Learning Center, a multifaceted academic service with emphasis on reading and study skills and support for writing. With the support and collaboration of faculty and students, The Learning Center continued to develop its writing-centered pedagogy, and a deliberate space was created for the center in 2002. In 2012, The Learning Center joined Career Development, Internships and Faculty Development to form the Center for Transformative Learning an epicenter of support and resources for faculty, staff, and students across the disciplines. In 2012, the name changed from The Learning Center to Peer Consultation.
In 2013, the Center for Transformative Learning relocated to its current space on the third floor of Stephenson Hall (formerly Bruce-Trades). The respective departments of the Center for Transformative Learning work in close cooperation with one another, further shaping the history of Writing Resources. In 2015, Peer Consultation transformed into Writing Resources. It continues to provide services for students and faculty, inspiring personal, professional and intellectual growth in terms of interdisciplinary writing and communication.
In addition to one-to-one writing assistance,Writing Resources also offers a variety of services for the student and professor.
To schedule an appointment, visit the Writing Resources website. First time users must register by going to the “Click Here to Register” link on the log in page. Once registered, students can go online anytime to schedule, change, or cancel a consultation. All consultations are 50 minutes. For questions or help, call us at 859-985-3404. Walk-ins are welcome!