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Academic Writing Center

Writing is an essential part of a good education, and the Academic Writing Center can help writers at any stage of the writing process improve their process.  Whether you are choosing a topic, drafting or revising, a writing specialist can talk about your goals, review your writing, and help you take the next steps.

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Schedule A Writing Consultation

Schedule a personalized, one-on-one writing consultation with one of our writing specialists.

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Writing Resources

Find writing resources on all aspects of academic writing.

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Faculty & TA Resources

Resources for Faculty members and TA's who want to include writing in their curriculum.

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English Language Resources

Writing resources for students whose first language is not English.


What can a Writing Specialist do?

We provide students with assistance on papers in the English language for most non-science and non-business undergraduate courses.  The Writing Center tutors can work with students on several general writing skills, including, but not limited to:

  • Content
  • Organization
  • Language
  • Generation of Ideas
  • Documentation
What Can a Writing Specialist not do?

The Writing Center is not a proofreading service.

Writing Center tutors do not review/edit the following:

  • Essays written for Graduate/Professional classes, conferences, or publications
  • Master’s or Doctoral theses
  • Articles written for publication in the Hullabaloo, Gambit, Offbeat, etc.
  • Graduate School Application essays
  • Personal statements
  • Take-home exams
  • Essays written for classes in the Freeman School of Business at any level
What should I bring with me?
  • Your instructor’s e-mail address
  • A printed copy of the essay
  • All materials related to the assignment (the assignment prompt, comments from the instructor, drafts, notes, peer review sheets, etc…)
Where are you located?

We are located in the Science and Engineering Building #14. This is located on the academic quad, next to Flower Hall. We share a building with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), The Goldman Center of Accessibility, and Financial Aid.

When you arrive...

Please arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled appointment and be prepared to discuss the essay and answer the tutor’s questions about it. Writing appointments must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance.  There is a $20 no-show fee for late cancellations.

"It gave me confidence in my writing. I definitely want to come back again before my next paper is due, which will make me want to write my paper earlier than I normally would."

— Loraine, Freshman

"It's always good to have someone knowledgeable read your work. It has helped raise my grade."

— Paul, Sophomore