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Writing Center

Hours & Scheduling

Summer Hours
Monday: 11am-4pm
Tuesday: 11am-2pm & 3pm-5pm
Wednesday: 7pm-9pm (online tutoring only)
Thursday: 11am-3pm (on-site) & 6pm-8pm (online tutoring only)
Friday: Closed

We have updated our appointment system:

Appointments are now made only online, giving you complete control of making and canceling your appointments.

First-time users must register for an account before logging in.

When logging in, select Writing Center in the dropdown labeled "Choose a Schedule.”

A series of time slots should appear: White slots are available. Blue time slots have been filled. Grey time slots are unavailable.

REMINDER: Plan and schedule appointments in advance of your assigment's due date! We do not honor appointments if your assignment is due on the same day as your appointment.

Location & Contact Information

Library First Floor Commons: see Campus Maps

Please see also

Writing Consultants page if interested in becoming one.

Writing Center Blog:

Writing Center consultation
Writing Center entrance in Bender Library

What Happens in a Writing Center Visit?

"Students prepare papers, we prepare students."

  • You’ll meet with another AU student to talk about writing.
  • You’ll share your draft and get feedback about your writing project.
  • You can ask questions and get advice about ways to improve your writing.


In free, 45-minute consultations, we will work with you on issues such as:

  • Interpreting a writing assignment
  • Generating ideas
  • Locating and sharpening a thesis statement
  • Organizing ideas and research
  • Developing logical arguments
  • Polishing your prose
  • Finding strategies for revising
  • Identifying recurrent errors