The Writing and Communications Center
Let's Get Started
Stop by the Writing & Communications Center (WCC), where our team can help you achieve all your communications goals.
What can we help with? Pretty much anything: brainstorming, cover letters, dissertations, English conversation, graduate school applications, group projects, interview preparation, PhD coaching, presentations, public speaking, résumés/C.V.s, essay revisions, and more!
The Writing and Communications Center is housed within the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Additional information about the WCC is available on Stevens' Hub.
Schedule an Appointment
Book a 50-minute appointment and get tailored help from one of our highly trained consultants.
In-Person and Online Synchronous Appointments
During synchronous, one-on-one sessions, peer and professional consultants provide writing and communications feedback in real time.
In-person appointments take place in Morton 210.
To start your online, synchronous appointment, log on to WCOnline 5 minutes before your appointment, click your reservation, and then click select "Start Consultation."
Since 2013, the Writing & Communications Center has offered e-tutoring, enabling Stevens constituents to upload their work and receive feedback via email. For asynchronous appointments, upload your .doc/.docx document (not .pdf) to our scheduling platform, and one of our consultants will send their helpful comments right to your inbox.
Asynchronous appointments are useful for resumes, cover letters, and texts that are in their final stage. Consultants provide suggestions for the first 1,000 words.
Working on a large, long-term project? Ask for a standing appointment! You'll meet with the same consultant at the same time each week. Work on planning, time management, goal setting, research, citation, revision, or polishing. Email Dr. Sarah Minsloff, the associate director of the WCC, at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your standing appointment.
Fall 2023 Webinars
Sept. 12 - 3 p.m.
Academic Writing 1 (Intros & Thesis Statements)
Master strategies for writing effective and engaging introductions and successful thesis statements for the rest of your life.
Sept. 20 - 3 p.m.
Develop accomplishment statements and learn formatting fundamentals to make your resume stand out from the crowd.
Sept. 28 - 4 p.m.
Academic Writing 2 (Paragraphs & Conclusions)
Learn to avoid common organizational pitfalls and move beyond boring, pointless conclusion paragraphs.
Oct. 4 - 1 p.m.
Edit Like a Pro
Strengthen and polish your prose with these clear, concrete methods of revision.
Oct. 10 - 5 p.m.
Writing with AI Text Generators
A Presentation to Deciding When and How to Utilize ChatGPT and Similar Tools.
Oct. 19 - 4 p.m.
Identify your worth and market your abilities through crafting precise and impactful elevator pitches to prospective employers.
Oct. 24 - 5 p.m.
Learn to recognize and correct common mistakes in your writing that confuse your claims and frustrate your reader.
Nov. 2 - 3 p.m.
Creating LinkedIn Profiles
Attract interest and enhance your professional image using our guidance for textual and visual presentation.
Nov. 6 - 3 p.m.
Crafting Cover Letters
Tailor cover letters to specific positions, highlight experiences not mentioned in your resume, and improve your professional writing skills.
Nov. 15 - 3 p.m.
Learn to deliver clear, concise content and practice enunciation, eye contact, and pacing as you approach the hurdle of public speaking.
Nov. 20 - 3 p.m.
Acing Your Interview
Learn to present your qualifications swiftly and compellingly and practice concrete techniques for answering tough questions.
Dec. 6 - 1 p.m.
Build vocabulary, mine sentences, and learn stylistic conventions necessary for articles, papers, and publications.
Policies and Procedures
The Writing and Communications Center provides resources—such as handouts and workshops—to writers, instructors, advisors, job seekers, and English language learners at Stevens.
Meet the Staff
Bobby Pelphrey, Director
Bobby received MAs in English composition and in secondary education from Eastern Kentucky University. Before moving to New York City, Bobby worked at Rochester Institute of Technology as a composition/ESL instructor and as a professional writing consultant. He has over 20 years of experience, in classrooms and writing centers, helping students unlock their writing potential. In his spare time, Bobby enjoys reading Stephen King novels, collecting DC and Marvel Comics memorabilia, and playing with his maltipoo, Harriet.
Sarah Minsloff, Associate Director
Sarah received her PhD in English literature from Columbia University. She has been helping students explore literature and master composition skills, in classrooms and writing centers, for over ten years. Her teaching and research focus on intersections of literature and politics, and teaching rhetorical skills in diverse and underprivileged communities. Sarah lives in Greenwich Village with her wife and a pair of tubby tabby cats named Pip and Mr. Tulkinghorn.