We endeavor to help students develop the necessary skills which will enable them to succeed in their college-level writing classes and careers. Our Writing Consultants are capable of working with students who are in Writing/writing-intensive classes or preparing personal statements for graduate school. Our Minimalist approach to tutoring encourages students to take an active role in all components of the writing process. Putting this theory into practice allows students, guided by Writing Consultants, to take ownership of their ideas and to hone their critical thinking and analysis skills and translate them into their own reading and writing. The Writing Center is student-oriented and our goal is to assist students to become proficient at recognizing their strengths and to trust in their abilities thereby helping them to become competent, self-reliant, confident writers.