The UA Writing Center provides free one-on-one consultations for UA students in all disciplines. We seek to help students build confidence as writers, improve their drafts, and develop the skills necessary for long-term improvement in writing. We also provide consultations to help faculty members devise effective writing assignments and incorporate writing support into university classes.
At the Writing Center, we believe that the best way to improve your writing is to talk about it. We aim to create a supportive community of writers, where you will feel that your ideas are valued, and that your voice matters. While we provide the writing expertise, we believe that you are the ultimate authority on content. We will encourage you to rethink and revise your work, with our help. We believe that with time and practice, in the words of Peter Elbow, “everyone can write.”
When you come to the Writing Center, you can expect to collaborate with a thoughtful reader in a friendly, low-stakes environment. You and your tutor will talk through your ideas and come up with strategies for improving your draft. You can bring your work in at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to drafting or revising for content or style.
Locations and hours
322 Lloyd Hall: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-6: 00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Java City, Gorgas Library (walk-ins only): 7:00-9:00 pm Sunday-Thursday.
Telephone: 348-5049. General inquires only; make an appointment here.