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Peer Tutoring in action
The Writing Center supports students, faculty, and staff in all phases of their academic, creative and professional writing. We provide one-on-one tutoring, workshops, and in-class presentations covering a range of topics, including academic and creative writing, business communication, and study skills. We aid students during the entire writing process, from generating ideas to final drafts, with the goal of strengthening overall English language writing and communication skills.
Sunday-Thursday:10:30 am – 6pm
Saturday:1 pm – 5pm
Location: 20H, Room 405
Contact: Coordinator, Julia Davis
At the AUW Writing Center, we seek to make better writers, not just better writing! We take a conversational, facilitative approach to working with students on their writing—that is, rather than simply proofreading or “fixing” papers, we aim to guide students in reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of their writing, and to help students discover their own strategies for improving their papers. Instead of suggesting that there is one “correct” way to write, we hope to empower students to write in diverse contexts and for a variety of purposes, encouraging them to think critically about the conventions of academic writing and to situate themselves within and beyond those demands.
Most of our one-on-one meetings revolve around specific assignments; students are encouraged to bring copies of prompts and any written drafts to the session. While we prioritize working on higher-order concerns such as organization and argument, we may also focus on grammar and sentence structure if the student requests assistance in these areas. We encourage students to grow as confident, independent writers by helping them develop an awareness of their own recurring errors so they can make necessary changes on their own in the future.
AUW students, staff, and faculty can make an appointment by visiting the center and signing up at the front desk for the desired time slot (25 or 50 minutes). Walk-ins are welcome, but due to the high demand for Writing Center sessions, we encourage students to make appointments ahead of time. We also offer a limited number of weekly appointments for students to meet with the same tutor on a regular basis and work towards long-term goals.