• NEW UWC Location

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    The University Writing Center has MOVED! Visit our new home on the first floor of the Student Success Center.

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  • Writing Consultations

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    Feel free to make an appointment or simply walk-in during our library hours. Once you register, you can make an appointment with any of the writing consultants by selecting an available space.
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  • UWC Resources

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    Check out our resources page for all of your student and faculty needs. Our extensive link library is a great source for all writers. Also, feel free to utilize our writing space on the first floor of the Student Success Center.
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  • Write Nights

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    UWC has teamed up with the Rose Library to offer the Write Nights program, a late night writing lounge that allows students on the east side of campus to work on their writing, get help from trained writing tutors, and stay energized with close access to Starbucks.
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  • Monthly Newsletter

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    Each month we review our statistics and publish our goals, events, and success. Take a look at our current and past newsletters to learn more about the center.
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  • Come Prepared

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    Thesis statements? Brainstorming? Don't worry, you don't need to come to the center with a complete draft of your paper. Simply come prepared with an open mind, and our friendly, trained tutors will be willing to help you at any stage in the writing process.

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  • Class Workshops

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    We don't just wait for you to come to us. Our consultants and peer tutors can visit your class to promote Writing Center services or to provide mini-workshops on specific writing topics like using sources, organizing your ideas, or making your writing more concise. Contact Paige Normand to coordinate a visit.
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  • Get Connected

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    Stay tuned in to the University Writing Center. Find us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on hours and programs, and writing tips you can really use.
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The University Writing Center

The Writing Center offers writers help with all types of writing, including arguments, scholarly articles, fiction and personal narratives, business writing, formatting and citation, grammar and punctuation, and research strategies. We welcome the brainstormer, the procrastinator, the perfectionist, the disorganized, the perplexed, and you.


We empower students, faculty, and staff to develop writing skills and confidence by providing one-to-one consultations, resources, and programming that support and enhance writing across campus. Come see what our team of professional writing consultants, graduate assistants, and peer tutors has to offer:

  • Free, individualized writing consultations
  • Faculty consultations for designing assignments and for responding to student writing
  • Online resources
  • Online tutoring for those who have trouble visiting the center
  • Computer lab and study space

Locations and Hours

  • Student Success Center, 1st floor: 45-minute appointments and walk-ins:
    Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Rose Library: walk-in hours on the main floor:
    Sunday - Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Plecker Athletic Performance Center: walk-in hours in room 233 (open to all JMU students):
    Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Check Out Our "Super Tutors" Video

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Our Services - Writing Consultants Can Help You:

  • Overcome writer's block
  • Brainstorm and find a topic
  • Understand audience and purpose
  • Develop a thesis
  • Incorporate sources effectively
  • Revise for coherence and organization
  • Edit for clarity and conciseness
  • Use MLA, APA, and Chicago formats
  • Understand grammar, punctuation, and usage
  • Develop revision strategies

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