University Writing Center ONLINE
Important News for Remainder of Spring 2020 Semester
The University Writing Center will hold all consultations for the remainder of Spring 2020 online. There are two consultation formats to choose from:
- Synchronous face-to-face consultations, which take place via Zoom
- Asynchronous E-Tutoring Document Drop, which does not require a face-to-face meeting
Regardless of the format you choose, you will receive feedback from an experienced and supportive graduate student consultant who will address macro-level writing issues (e.g., structure, scope, organization, style), and micro-level concerns (e.g., punctuation, semantics, syntax, vocabulary).
Come to the Writing Center and let us help you make good writing, great!
Writing is an ongoing process of thinking, editing and revising that is never finished. It is often quite personal, and your process might look very different from someone else’s. However, writing need not happen in isolation; in fact, collaboration helps writers become more confident.
Located on the mezzanine level of Goldfarb Library (Room 232) and online, the University Writing Center is the driving force of writing support on campus; it is the place to talk about your writing and to get an extra pair of eyes on your paper. We offer support for writers of all levels in all subjects, working on anything from your first college essays to lab reports, senior theses, dissertations, and job and fellowship materials. Our expert team of consultants is on hand to help you with your writing project at any stage, from brainstorming, to outlining, to revision.
The Writing Center offers three consultation formats:
- Face-to-face in person, which take place in our physical space in the Goldfarb library
- Face-to-face online, which take place via Zoom
- e-Tutoring document drop, which does not require a face-to-face meeting
Along with our three consultation formats, the Writing Center also hosts workshops, including workshops on writing and grammar, which are open to all and which can be tailored to specific classes or needs. For more information, contact us at the addresses below.
Make an Appointment:
To schedule an appointment for an in person or online consultation, or to use the e-Tutoring Document Drop, visit brandeis.mywconline.net and register for an account. Additionally, based on availability, we accept drop-ins.
Please email comments or questions to the Writing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-736-4885.
The Writing Center Commitment
The Writing Center is a teaching space designed to help writers become more confident, which is why we aim to cultivate a safe and respectful environment in which students’ and consultants’ questions and concerns are heard and addressed. To accomplish this goal, our consultants partner with writers to develop self-correction strategies and actionable steps for revision.
Our primary focus is on expanding a writer’s skill set rather than merely polishing a specific piece of writing. We believe that productive consultations are the result of a thoughtful and constructive exchange between consultants and writers, during which writers take the initiative, reflect on the writing process and think beyond an individual assignment.