Need some help with your assignment, resume, or personal statement? You don't have to go at it alone. Here's a list of resources you can use during any part of the writing process.
On-Campus Writing Centers
- The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers 45 minute appointments on any writing assignment ranging from an academic essay to personal statements.You can also schedule an appointment with a research librarian here!
- The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment's Writing Center has writing tutors available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on school nights! They can help with every stage of the writing process to brainstorming to polishing the final draft!
- The Anthropology Writing Center is open to students of all levels who would like to work on their current writing skills and become more comfortable with the writing process.
- The History Writing Center is open to History majors, to students writing papers for History courses, and to Evening Degree students.
- The Sociology Writing Center offers one-on-one "tutoring" services, primarily through scheduled appointments (45 minutes in length). These appointments are open to all undergraduate students taking sociology courses, are assignment-focused, and are intended to help students with all stages of the writing process.
- The Political Science/Jackson School of International Studies/Law, Societies, and Justice Writing Center assists students with their writing assignments at any point during the writing process, from brainstorming to the final draft. They also help people in these three departments with major, graduate, or law school applications; cover letters; internship applications; etc.
- Philosophy Writing Center: Many students do not realize that the requirements for a philosophy paper can be very different from the requirements for papers in other departments. Work with the undergraduate tutors at the Philosophy Writing Center and develop your ability to critically evaluate arguments in your readings, carefully formulate and argue for your own philosophical views, and defend your views against relevant objections.
- The Interdisciplinary Writing Studio (located in Smith Hall 113B) offers tutoring sessions for students working on projects in AES, AIS, CHID GEOG, and GWSS. The tutors have experience writing and tutoring in these departments and can work with you on all aspects of writing and research from brainstorming and planning, through writing and revising. All kinds of projects are welcome: reading responses; reflections; creative pieces; research papers, literature reviews; position statements; and fellowship, job, or graduate school applications!
Other Writing Programs
- Writing Courses & Writing Programs: The UW English program offers courses in everything from multimodal composition and creative writing to technical writing!
- Academic English Program (AEP): The AEP has courses designed to support the success of multilingual students for whom English may not be a first or primary language. Two AEP courses focus on reading and writing: ENGL 102 Essentials of College Reading & Writing and ENGL 103 Writing from Sources. You can find course descriptions here. Please note that there is an additional fee for all AEP courses.
For ELL Students
On Your Own: Writing Resources
- Check with your professor about what citation style you’re expected to use. Common styles include MLA (humanities, APA, Chicago, and IEEE). Conventions for each of these disciplines can be found on Purdue Owl.
- Read about citing sources on our academic writing page.