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Top 10 reasons to visit the Writing Center

February 4, 2021

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Do you have a writing assignment this semester? The Writing Center’s peer tutors and professional writing consultants can help you at any stage of your writing process, from getting started to final revisions. While there are countless reasons to visit the Writing Center, here are our top 10:

10. All writers benefit from a second reader.

9. We can help you get started. (It helps if you share your assignment description!)

8. You’ll have a better sense of how your audience will respond to your writing if a tutor reads it.

7. We can make intimidating assignments less scary.

6. You can get help from relatable peers (and even make friends).

5. The tutors will help you discover what’s good in your writing and help you build on it.

4. The Writing Center is a safe, judgement-free zone.

3. You can learn how to format and use citations in MLA, APA, or CMS.

2. We want to see you succeed, because it’s our job.

1. It’s free!

Visit our undergraduate writing help page to learn more about the Writing Center’s services and access the online calendar. We are currently offering Zoom appointments as well as email feedback through our “online queue.” If you need additional assistance in making an appointment, please email