What is COWS?

The Center for Writing and Speaking (COWS) is a resource for all members of the Whitman community. We support a culture of peer feedback on writing and speaking at all levels and in all genres.  We offer one-on-one meetings with trained peers, workshops, and open writing hours fro both students and faculty.

Spring 2021 Online

The COWS will be offering tutoring on writing assignments online. This schedule is for making real-time appointments with tutors, during which you will be in a video-conference. All times are in PST. After scheduling an appointment, when the time comes for the appointment, click on that box and login. Please be sure your microphone and camera are enabled. You will find a video feed in the top left corner, a chat box on the right, and a white board in the center. You can upload files to the whiteboard and work on them together in real time. You can also choose to work in real time, but only use the chat feature and the whiteboard. This is also a great option for brainstorming, since you can use the whiteboard to mind-map and outline.

Note: You and your tutor may elect to use Google docs and Zoom by sharing those links in the chat once you log on.

Drop-In Hours

Currently, there are no drop-in hours available because we are online. We are considering starting some drop-in hours in the future depending on-demand. Let us know if that would be useful to you! cows@whitman.edu

Click the button below to schedule an appointment.

We are "open" online Sunday-Thursday 10-11 a.m., Friday 9 a.m.-Noon, most afternoons between 2-5 p.m., and most evenings from 6-9 p.m. or 10 p.m. When you click on the schedule button below, you will be taken to an exact schedule, which lists available tutors and times.

If you have questions, please email COWS Director Lydia McDermott.