Writing Center tutors are trained to read academic papers critically and with an eye towards strengthening an argument. They can talk to you about structure, ideas, and clarity of your paper, and suggest strategies for revision. Academic writing can be a solitary pursuit–sharing your ideas with a writing tutor is a way to try them out for an audience.
Our online scheduler will allow you to book a maximum of two appointments each week. While we are always happy to see you, visits to the Writing Center become unproductive if you don't take time to think about and revise your own work between visits.
Writing Center tutors do not provide written comments on your paper, and we cannot read your paper ahead of time. If you make an appointment for an hour-long conference, your tutor will read your paper and talk to you about it during your conference. Experience suggests that the most productive conferences are those that are truly an exchange of ideas between the tutor and the writer.