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The Rhetoric Center

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Rhetoric Center Consultant, Greg Kim, was named Calvin's 2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year (Photograph by Andrew Pruim, April 7, 2014).

Welcome to the RC!

Clarity through Discussion

The Rhetoric Center provides free assistance to students with writing and oral presentations for classes and extracurricular projects, from developing ideas and organizing materials to editing final drafts. We welcome students from all majors with all kinds of papers, speeches, or artwork, in any stage of the creative process. Come to talk about your ideas, to work on organization and structure, to get feedback from an attentive audience, or to work on proofreading.

Learn more and meet some consultants:

Why does good writing matter?

Why visit the RC?

What happens during a session?

Who uses the RC?

Can you fix my grammar?

Where, when, how?

To sign up for an appointment, stop by HL 207 near the library reference desk, call 526-7088, or e-mail rhetoric@calvin.edu with your preferred times. Feel free to drop in; staff members who don't have appointments booked will be happy to help you on the spot. (Warning: we're very busy the last 2 weeks of the semester; make an appointment to be sure of getting the attention you need.)

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Monday-Thursday: 7pm-9pm

Meet a consultant: Rachel

(Videos by Andrew Pruim)