Quick Links

Reserve a consultation session.

Sign up for our workshops on UWS paper assignments. 

Non-native Speaker? The Writing Center hosts a workshop series on grammar and English language usage. For one-on-one weekly tutorials, refer to the English Language Programs

Frequently Asked Questions


What if I cannot get an appointment online?

Keep checking our schedule. Students are required to cancel their appointments three hours beforehand, so appointments frequently open up. 

I've been restricted from the Writing Center. What does that mean?

You can be restricted from using the online appointments system, or restricted from using our drop-in appointments, or both. You will receive an email saying you have been restricted from using the online scheduler if you missed a scheduled appointment, or cancelled it fewer than three hours beforehand, or have ignored important policies regarding usage of the Writing Center. With this restriction, you may no longer schedule advance appointments. 

Why are you guys so harsh?

The Writing Center has very limited resources, and we cannot accommodate the vast demand for our services from Brandeis students. By the third week of the semester, every appointment tends to be booked days in advance. In order to maximize our utility to the campus, we need to ensure that we limit our offerings to students who have adhered to our policies reliably. When we impose restrictions it is not personal; we do so to ensure that appointment slots are not wasted and we can serve as many students as possible. 

How do I remove a restriction?

We maintain an ongoing record of restricted students, and these restrictions last for the duration of the semester in which they were incurred. If this is the first time you have been restricted, and it was due to an emergency situation or an unforeseen conflict, you may petition the Writing Center directors (email writingcenter@brandeis.edu) to have the restriction removed. The directors may remove the restriction once you explain the situation, especially if it is your first missed appointment of the year.