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University Writing Center

The University Writing Center provides a place where all University students, faculty, and staff are welcome to discuss their writing with trained writing consultants.  It is one of the three arms of the University's Institute for Writing Studies (IWS) and exists to collaborate with all writers.  In addition to providing one-to-one consultations with students, the Writing Center sponsors readings and presentations by students and faculty, as well as faculty conversations about writing pedagogy and research methods.  Our undergraduate and graduate consultants are active in professional organizations and present their research at regional and national conferences.  The University Writing Center exists to foster a writing culture across the University. To learn more, explore our website.

Our Approach to Sessions
Face-to-face sessions with consultants help students become aware of their writing strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies for becoming effective writers.  Instead of "fixing" or "correcting" papers, consultants offer advice and questions to spur self-reflection and critical thinking about students' writing, and they also work to model productive techniques for better planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Want to know more, explore our website.

Online Learning or Online Courses
Our Writing Centers also serve Online Learning students.  If you're an Online Learning student and would like to get assistance, click the link below to register and/or make an appointment.  You may choose to meet a consultant on-line in a chat room or upload a paper via e-tutoring. If you choose e-tutoring, one of our consultants will write back to you, typically within a day during the regular school year.

To Make an Appointment:

Location: St. Augustine Hall (University Library) Room 150

Contact: 718-990-2171 or .

Summer 2017 Hours

Monday through Thursday 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when classes are in session

Summer Session I
May 30 to June 29

Summer Session II
July 5 to August 8

For pre/post-session appointments,
please view our online schedule for more information

Derek Owens

Tom Philipose
Associate Director

Alison Perry
Associate Director