The Writing Center, part of the Harvard College Writing Program, is a place for Harvard undergraduates to get help with any aspect of their writing, from specific assignments to general writing skills. The Writing Center is staffed by trained undergraduate tutors who provide individual conferences to students working on any writing assignment. You don't have to have a finished paper to come for a conference. You can come with ideas, notes, or a draft. To learn more about what we do, please read our answers to frequently asked questions. 

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We are open to all students enrolled in Harvard Summer School courses who seek assistance with course writing assignments.  Our tutors provide help with argument, structure, and clarity. We cannot edit or proofread your work for you. Our job is to help you do the writing and editing yourself.

Summer Hours

By appointment

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Drop-in hours (Barker Center, Room 19)

Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday drop-in hours in the Lamont Cafe

5:30 pm-7 :30 pm. Look for the tutor with the sign at a Cafe table!

Distance Students

If you are taking a course online this summer, we can meet you on Zoom. Please indicate that wish to meet us on Zoom in the "topic" section of your appointment form on the scheduler and we will send you a link to our Zoom room before your conference. If you have not done so already, please  download Zoom at  https://zoom.us/download.

If you are using Zoom for your online course, you don't need to download anything else. You can find additional information about Zoom here:


If you have questions about how we can help you, please email us.








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