The Writing Studio is home to FIT's Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative. Central to the Writing Studio's mission is a commitment to excellence in writing for personal, professional, and pedagogical reasons.
The Writing Studio provides student writers with a non-evaluative environment to work on their writing with writing consultants who understand the particular needs and interests of FIT writers. The Writing Studio places an emphasis on helping writers become better learners and writers by supporting them through the process of writing. Although the ability to create polished written products is important, the Writing Studio seeks to focus on each individual writer’s process to ensure that they leave the studio with a better understanding of how to create effective texts.
In addition to providing FIT students the best individualized writing support possible, the Writing Studio is also committed to assisting faculty members in everything from incorporating writing into their courses to working with multilingual writers to developing and responding to writing assignments that effectively target the concerns of their courses. The Writing Studio aims to foster collaborative relationships with writers and faculty that enhance student learning, thinking, and writing across the disciplines at FIT.
Writing Studio Code of Ethics
At the Writing Studio, we believe that an effective, ethical one-to-one teaching and learning environment must operate with the following principles:
- Tutoring sessions should be safe learning opportunities that allow for risk-taking and intellectual growth outside of the classroom.
- Writing Studio Consultants collaborate with student writers to enhance the learning process and contribute to students' developing writing abilities.
- Tutoring sessions are completely confidential. Student records will not be shared with anyone without the express consent of the student writer.
- Writing Studio Consultants do not sign student papers to confirm a visit nor do they guarantee grades.
- Writing Studio Consultants encourage students to communicate with faculty, to ask questions, and to develop student skills such as active listening, note-taking, and class participation.
- The Writing Studio seeks to build teaching and learning partnerships with faculty that focus on enhancing student learning over time.
- Faculty should engage student writers by encouraging, not requiring, them to consider incorporating the Writing Studio into their writing process.
- Faculty should have reasonable expectations about errors in student writing, taking into account that language learning takes time and practice.
- All work at the Writing Studio is in process. Student writers are ultimately responsible for making decisions about the next step in that process.
Please contact the Director of the Writing Studio with questions, comments, concerns, or to see how the Writing Studio can work with you.