Writing and Design Lab

About Us

Our Mission

1440724989_Streamline-29The Writing and Design Lab (WDL) is a multiliteracy center housed in the English Department of Rutgers University-Camden. Located in the campus’s Writers House, the Lab supports students working in a variety of genres and media from traditional academic papers to multimodal compositions. A 21st century writing center, the WDL recognizes the role of technology at every stage of┬áthe composing process and the importance of design in the effective communication of ideas.

The WDL trains (primarily) undergraduate consultants to meet with students one on one at any point in the writing process. In addition, the WDL leadership advises instructors on the effective integration of technology into classroom practices and course projects.

Consultations

1440725099_Streamline-26Our sessions are 45 minutes long, and our tutoring space is equipped with computers, so feel free to bring assignments requiring audio recording, web creation or desktop publishing software. Be sure to bring a flash drive or other means to save your work. Come in with an assignment or idea and our consultants will assist you in the entire writing process, from brainstorming through revision.

Our main space is on the third floor of the Writers House, located on Cooper Street. Swipe your card at the rear entrance and climb the stairs to the fourth floor. We ask that no student make more than one appointment per day and no more than three per week.

For faculty, the WDL is available to run small group workshops on a number of topics. Please contact us at rutgers.wdl@rutgers.edu to arrange a workshop for your class.