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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 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. 

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. 

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 [email protected] .

Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Derek Owens
[email protected]