Appendix G Resources for Supporting Student Writing
Harvard has several campus resources that you,or your students, can use to improve the tutorial expe-
rience. Tutors can link some of these sources to their tutorial course web page using the links feature.
Bureau of Study Council
The Bureau of Study Council offers students help with some common academic problems. There are
workshops available about reading, writing, procrastinating, time management, and other academic
issues. The Bureau also offers individual counseling, both academic and personal, as well as peer tutor-
ing, and other services.
The Writing Center
Students can make an appointment at the Writing Center to meet with an undergraduate tutor about a
particular paper. The tutor will discuss the basic elements of the essay--clarity, organization, style, etc.
The student will not get any specific psychology-related writing advice there, but it can be helpful for
some of the more fundamental writing skills.
Writing with Sources
This is a booklet from the Expository Writing department that covers the basic elements of academic
writing and plagiarism.
The Bok Center is a resource primarily for the teacher. It offers teaching workshops, individual coach-
ing, the opportunity to videotape a session and discuss it with a teaching expert, and the Graduate
Writing Fellow workshop on teaching writing, among other services. The Bok Center is located in the
The Bok Center also offers many useful online documents for teachers at the following web site:
A TF's GUIDE TO TEACHING WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY