The Studio exists because learning to write well in academic genres is an iterative, recursive process. Writers learn by practicing, and skills must be reinforced through practice.
Using a model of cognitive development, Studio consultants view skills not as a separate concern from critical thinking, but as an integral part of developing thought. Writing consultants engage all students as thinkers, ask questions and foster thought, and address grammar and mechanics when they subvert meaning.
Consultants don’t “correct” papers, but rather they assist students in improving their own writing. One-on-one writing support is provided for any type of writing project, at any stage of the writing process.