The WORD Studio assists all students with written communication, oral communication, reading, and design. In addition to our generalist tutors, we offer specialists in science writing, ESL, and reading. The WORD Studio provides students with opportunities to discuss writing, oral presentations, research, and multimedia projects with peers trained in theories and pedagogy of rhetoric and communication and in the practice of tutoring. The mission of the WORD Studio builds on the university’s commitment to helping students become intentional, creative, and responsible communicators. Our tutors are undergraduate students who are strong writers, speakers, and scholars. Tutors are trained to respond to your work thoughtfully and clearly communicate their constructive comments. Our tutors do not write papers or compose presentations for you, nor are they editors, proofreaders, or evaluators. Instead, when you actively participate in a tutorial, you will strengthen your skills in analysis, critical thinking, argumentation, organization, and style, along with your use of scholarly sources and citations.