Writing, Reading, and Speaking Center

The six instructors at the Writing, Reading, and Speaking Center can provide feedback and support for any project related to writing, reading, or speaking. Whether you’re writing a paper for a class, scripting a podcast, applying for an internship or graduate program, reading academic writing for the first time, sorting through research for your Mentored Advanced Project, getting ready for a Tutorial discussion, or getting ready to present at an academic conference, we’re happy to talk with you.

You can work with the Writing, Reading, and Speaking Center at any stage of your process. You can visit us as you review readings, brainstorm ideas, analyze evidence, develop an argument, organize a paper, craft an introduction, prepare a presentation, or rewrite sentences for clarity.

We also offer classes in academic writing (basic and advanced), oral communication skills, and teaching writing; see the course catalog for details.

  • Appointments

    Looking for a time when you can visit? Use our online appointment system.

  • Students working at Burling study carrels

    The Grinnell College Guide to Writing, Research, and Speaking

    "... students will develop more completely as writers and, in turn, produce better writing if they think about academic writing as a process for acquiring, demonstrating, and producing knowledge."

    Composed by and for students, The Grinnell College Guide to Writing, Research, and Speaking offers a Grinnell perspective on these vital skills.

Department Information

N3129 Humanities & Social Studies Complex (HSSC)
1226 Park St
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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