University Writing Center

A student getting one-on-one consultation seated in front of a laptop and papers

The Writing Center Is Closed for the Summer

The University Writing Center will reopen for the Fall 2020 Semester. 

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:

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:

Location: Goldfarb 232 (directions) and online.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.

To schedule an appointment for an in person or online consultation, or to use the e-Tutoring Document Drop, visit and register for an account. Additionally, based on availability, we accept drop-ins.

FAQ: What to Expect During Your Visit


Please email comments or questions to the Writing Center at 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.