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What We Do
The Writing Center offers free writing tutorial services to Brandeis University undergraduate and graduate students. Our staff of knowledgeable graduate student consultants can help you with papers, personal statements, short assignments, English language issues, job applications and most of your writing needs. Consultation sessions are client-centered, relaxed and designed to address your specific writing project as well as your overall development as a writer.
We can help you brainstorm and focus topics, build stronger argument skills, use MLA citations correctly, and develop better drafting and editing strategies. In addition to one-on-one sessions with our consultants, the Writing Center also offers group workshops on various writing-related topics.
Although our staff can help you at every stage of the writing process, please keep in mind that we are not an editing service. Our sessions are designed to be a conversation about your project and your particular writing needs.
At the Writing Center, we promote the idea that effective writing is a process, and we are happy to talk with you about your writing at all phases of that process, from initial brainstorming work to the final editing phase.
Consultants can act as valuable outside readers of student writing, working with writers in the midst of the process to suggest possibilities for revision. While consultants often work with writers on the level of the sentence, they are not editors of student papers.
Our consultations are client-centered, interactive and designed to address specific questions as well as writing issues in general.
The Writing Center consultants are advanced graduate students from a variety of academic departments with demonstrated writing ability and teaching experience. Many students like to work with a particular consultant on an ongoing basis. We encourage students also to experience consultations with different staff members over the course of the academic year.
Please email comments or questions to Jodie Austin and Tina Van Kley, Writing Center directors, at firstname.lastname@example.org.