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More About the Collaboratory

Located in SEAY 019 (former Tilleys), the Writing Collaboratory offers free 30-minute peer-to-peer consultations on ANY type of written communication in EVERY field of study at the College. Consultants work with students at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to final drafts. All selected consultants are highly trained as a result of taking an intensive 16-week course where they become familiar with the theoretical aspects of Writing Center pedagogy and writing instruction. The Collaboratory provides a welcoming environment where students can interact with their fellow peers about strategies on becoming stronger and more effective writers. Our philosophy is based on the idea that creating better writers is a collaborative effort. We encourage students to come prepared to have insightful discussions with consultants about ways they can improve as writers, not just for a given assignment. The Collaboratory opened its doors in January 2012. Students can call to make an appointment or come by to speak with our friendly front-desk staff, who are also students at the College. Students can also have drop-in appointments.

Our hours are Monday thru Thursday from 10 am-7 pm.

For more information or to schedule a free 30-minute consultation send an email to collaboratory@centenarycollege.edu or call 908-852-1400 ext. 2400.

In addition to collaborative writing instruction, the lab has a reference library where students can use writing handbooks or documentation guides, such as MLA and APA. The lab also has several computers that students may use to check email or work on assignments.

There is a lounge area where students can have a quiet environment conducive for reading or taking well-deserved breaks in between classes. The lab has a coffee machine, refrigerator, and animal crackers as a snack for writers on the go. There is also a space for in-lab workshops, which will be available for students, faculty and staff throughout the College.

All workshops are run by our trained student consultants. We encourage students to take advantage of this resource throughout their entire time on campus because we believe that creating better writers requires an ongoing commitment.