Welcome to the CCP!

 What We Do

The Center for Communication Practices at Rensselaer is a FREE resource for all members of the RPI community: students, faculty, and staff.  Our experienced consultants will work with you, one-on-one, to discuss:

  • ANY type of communication project—written texts, oral presentations, websites, visual elements (tables, photographs, films….)
  • For ANY purpose—class work, research publications, personal projects etc.–from  ANY discipline
  • At ANY stage of the process—from brainstorming and getting started, to polishing your final product!

Our goal is to provide all writers with strategies that will help them become better communicators, in the classroom and beyond.

What You Do

  • Schedule a Conference for 30 or 60 minutes:   To make an appointment, please use our online scheduler by clicking on the “Make an Appointment” button.  Drop ins are also welcome, but openings are limited.
  • Bring your work from any discipline or personal projects of any type—essays, lab reports, resumes, doctoral theses, PowerPoint slides and more. Whether the work is nearly completed or still in the planning stage, we will work with each writer to take the project to the next step.
  • Be prepared for the session. This helps the session run smoothly and gives you more time to focus on improving your work.
  • Remain responsible for your own work—consultants do not “fix” or edit any writing.

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Online Consultations

The Center for Communication Practices in Folsom Library continues to offer online consultations. These can be booked using our regular system (see the schedule an appointment link to the right).

Each session is 45 minutes. Extra online hours are available with several of our consultants this semester.

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The CCP resides on the first floor of the Folsom Library next door to the ALAC tutoring space.

Contacting the CCP

Lower Level, Folsom Library
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thu 10AM-5PM AND 7 - 9 PM
Fri 10AM-1PM
Sun 7 - 9 PM
Closed Saturday
NEW Evening Hours
Sun - Thurs 7 - 9 PM

If you need help, you can email the Director, Dr. Barbara Lewis, at lewisb2@rpi.edu

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