The Writing Center

Writing Center Announcements
Aug. 31, 2023

The Writing Center is open for in-person appointments! Use the links below to access our scheduling system and view appointment availability. We will continue adding new appointment times as we are able.

If no appointments are available, please follow these instructions to join our waiting list to be notified automatically when new appointment times are added to the schedule.

Every writer needs a reader, and the Writing Center has a reader for every writer! Trained to respond to writing from a variety of genres and disciplines, Writing Center Fellows offer free, one-on-one conferences about writing at any stage in the process.

Located in New South, the Writing Center welcomes undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty working on any kind of writing project. We regularly see:

  • undergraduate students working on essays for classes
  • juniors and seniors working on independent research projects
  • graduate students working on seminar papers, research or grant proposals, articles, or dissertations
  • international students making the transition to U.S. academic writing
  • students writing essays for fellowships or for graduate school or job applications
  • students crafting oral presentations

Writing Center Fellows can help with any part of the writing process: brainstorming ideas, developing a thesis, structuring an argument, or revising a draft. The goal of each conference is to develop strategies that will encourage students to become astute readers and critics of their own work. Although the Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service, Fellows can help students identify patterns in their writing related to mechanics and sentence structure.

Writing Center Fellows are there to listen, strategize, suggest, diagnose, and offer advice. They serve as sounding boards, careful readers, and helpful critics, and are able to help draw out ideas and possibilities that are implicit in a student's own thinking and writing. Writing Center conferences complement, but do not replace, the relationships students have with their teachers and advisors.

Writing Center Appointments

To meet with a Writing Center Fellow, make an appointment using one of the links below. Come with whatever you've got—an assignment, ideas, rough notes, or a partial or full draft.

Writing Center Conferences

Open to all undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty working on writing of any kind and at any stage in the process.

Bring a prompt to brainstorm, a rough draft of an essay, a cover letter, a grant proposal, a personal statement, a creative piece, or an oral presentation!

Standard Writing Center conferences are 50 minutes in length.


Research Writing Conferences

These appointments are reserved for:

  • Undergraduate juniors and seniors working on independent work. Bring ideas for a junior paper, a thesis funding proposal, or selections from a thesis!
  • Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty working on writing of any kind. Bring ideas for a seminar paper or conference presentation, a grant or fellowship proposal, a draft of an article, or selections from a dissertation!

Research Writing conferences with the Writing Center are 50 or 80 minutes in length. You can adjust the length of your conference when booking your appointment.



Have a question or not sure how to proceed? Contact [email protected].

Anatomy of a Writing Center Conference

Where Is the Writing Center?

During the academic year, Writing Center conferences take place at the Writing Center in New South. Take the elevator or the stairs to the second floor and enter the door labeled "The Writing Center." Take a seat in our reception area and a Writing Center Fellow will come and find you at the start time of your appointment.

Policies & Frequently Asked Questions

Our Approach

Our Policies

Our Scheduling System