Writing Center

At Keuka College, We're Here for You Every Step of the Way

The Keuka College Writing Center supports good writing and thoughtful reading, helping to equip students for success both academically and professionally. We assist writers of every level, in every discipline, at every stage of the writing process. Our writing specialists and tutors are trained, knowledgeable, and interested readers, providing collaborative and interactive tutoring in a supportive environment.​

In addition, the Writing Center is a hub for all things word-related, helping to foster and encourage a culture of writing on campus. To that end, we:

  • celebrate writing and reading through a variety of activities and events
  • encourage non-student writers to come in for feedback on assignments and other texts
  • support Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives and goals
  • provide professional development opportunities for student tutors and others in the campus community
  • provide outlets, venues, and support for publications and writing groups. 

Get Writing Help

  • On-campus students may register for an account and then make an appointment by going to keuka.mywconline.com. Drop-ins are also welcome.
     
  • Off-campus Adult and Online Education (AOE) students may send their papers as attachments to writinghelp@keuka.edu; they will receive feedback within 48 hours (business days only). 

Our Services

  • Brainstorming, idea generation, and getting started
  • Understanding assignments
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Drafting and revision​
  • Outlining and organization
  • APA and MLA formatting, quotations, and citations
  • Research and documentation

For additional information and resources, please visit the Writing Center website.

Writing Center Staff

Catherine Agar

Writing Center Director

Academic Credentials

University of Rochester
M.A. in English
St John Fisher College
B.A. in English

Biography

Catherine Agar has been at Keuka College since 2012, when she worked as a writing specialist in the Adult and Online Education program. She has a BA in English with a minor in religious studies from St. John Fisher College and a MA in English from the University of Rochester, where her master’s thesis was about auditory reception in English poet John Milton’s Paradise Lost. She was a nontraditional, first generation student who earned her BA and MA as an adult with three children, so she has a special place in her heart for students who come to college and find themselves confused by the expectations and/or overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Catherine’s passion is to help students over the bumps in their road to success.

Geoffrey Lee

Writing Specialist and Writing Support Coordinator
Adjunct Instructor

Academic Credentials

Clemson University
M.A. in English
St Bonaventure University
B.A. in English

Biography

I'm Geoff Lee, Writing Specialist and AOE Writing Support Coordinator. I've been at Keuka since the fall of 2011, teaching writing and coaching students on their writing. In my time here I've seen so many students take great strides with their writing. It's an exciting process to watch and participate in, and I look forward to lending you a hand as you take that journey yourself. 

Catherine Reed

Writing Specialist
Adjunct Instructor of English

Academic Credentials

SUNY Geneseo
M.S. in Education (Literacy)
SUNY Fredonia
B.A. in English
SUNY Fredonia
B.A. in Music Performance

Biography

I’m Cathy Reed, Writing Specialist and instructor for the HFA department at Keuka College. I enjoy teaching and learning from KCSI students, international students, and graduate students in addition to traditional students. I am proud to have been a part of this beautiful place on the lake since 2014. Please visit me in the Writing Center!