Who needs a writing center, anyway?

You do. When working with you, our tutors have two main goals: to help you pinpoint areas of weakness in your writing, and to help you develop strategies to overcome those weaknesses. Every writer struggles with something; great writers know where they struggle and work actively to improve. We want to help you become a great writer.

We are willing to look at all kinds of writing, including:

  • argumentative (e.g., essays and articles in which you try to prove a point)
  • narrative and creative (e.g., fiction and poetry)
  • informative (e.g., essays and articles in which you explain something to your reader)
  • research (e.g., essays and articles that utilize information from different sources)

We can help you at every step of the writing process, including:

  • brainstorming a topic
  • organizing ideas
  • developing a thesis
  • gathering evidence
  • structuring the assignment
  • writing specific paragraphs
  • revising drafts
  • finalizing the assignment before submission

We can also help you with specific elements of writing, including:

  • introducing your topic
  • crafting an argument
  • choosing effective evidence
  • analyzing evidence
  • introducing and citing sources
  • describing setting and character
  • plot development
  • writing for an audience
  • sentence clarity and word choice
  • grammar and punctuation
  • making smooth transitions
  • creating a Works Cited page
  • and more!