The Writing Center at American University

The Writing Center at American University "Students prepare papers, we prepare students." Have questions about your latest writing assignment? Make an appointment by phone today! Welcome to the Writing Center at American University!

Here you can find information about what we do in the Writing Center, as well as read updates from our blog, learn about upcoming workshops, and receive other Writing Center announcements! The Writing Center is a place where AU students meet with other AU students to talk about writing. Our writing consultants are undergrad and graduate students themselves, so they understand your writing needs — and they're happy to work with you on any writing project you have, from essays to cover letters and application essays. If you have any specific questions about your writing or a paper assignment, please make an appointment by phone! Sessions start on the hour and last 45 minutes.

09/22/2016
Bender Library

Struggling with a paper at 2 am? Schedule a meeting time from home. The Writing Center is now doing appointments ONLINE.

https://american.mywconline.net/

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During the first week of classes, the most important thing you can do is look at your syllabus...and set an alarm.
08/31/2016
Teacher’s Pet Peeve: Follow the Instructions!

During the first week of classes, the most important thing you can do is look at your syllabus...and set an alarm.

by Michael Moreno Have you ever had a professor write on your essay that you failed to answer the assignment prompt? Have you read a syllabus with an essay question that just didn’t seem to m…

Reading out loud will improve essays, emails, and texts.
06/04/2016
Reading Aloud – outside the Writing Center, too!

Reading out loud will improve essays, emails, and texts.

by Chuck Sebian-Lander When you first bring a written draft of a paper to the Writing Center, your consultant will most likely ask you to read your paper out loud. Rest assured that your consult…

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05/13/2016
Text Speak: The Future of Language?

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There is a sudden debate on whether or not texting-talk is evolution of the English language, or simply laziness. Texting-talk is basically shortened English words or phrases that started off being…

Quick tip for going into the summertime: know your resources.
05/03/2016
QUICK TIP: Google is Great, but Google Scholar is Even Better

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by Ida Rosenthal Have you ever had difficulty finding legitimate sources for research projects? Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can sear…

Take a study break to celebrate National Poetry Writing Month. Read a poem. Write a poem. Breathe.
04/22/2016
April is National Poetry Writing Month!

Take a study break to celebrate National Poetry Writing Month. Read a poem. Write a poem. Breathe.

Explore our poetry picks and resources to get inspired — and ready — for NaPoWriMo. via Get Inspired for National Poetry Month — Discover

01/22/2016

Due to the Snowpocalypse, the Writing Center will be closed today. We'll reopen when the school opens. In the meantime, catch up on your writing (or on Netflix series you've been dying to finish) and stay warm.

09/30/2015

Learn how to make the best of your graduate school experience and attend our workshop, "Speed Reading and Speed Networking," TODAY!

WHEN? 6:00pm
WHERE? The Graduate Research Center classroom B60 (library)
SNACKS? Absolutely!

*Note: You can sign up beforehand by calling, emailing, or stopping by the WCenter.

09/30/2015

Calling all graduate students!

Don't miss our workshop - "Speed Reading and Speed Networking: How to Make the Most of Grad School" - TOMORROW!

Sign up for the workshop on Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Graduate Research Center classroom B60 (library). Simply drop by the Writing Center, call us (202-885-2991), or email [email protected]. We'll bring the snacks and handouts. Graduate students from all programs are welcome :)

09/29/2015

Can you believe it's almost MIDTERM season?!

REMEMBER: If you plan to work on a take-home exam at the WCenter, you must obtain your professor's permission to do so before you schedule your appointment.

09/16/2015

We're booking up quickly! Remember to schedule your Writing Center session 2-3 days in advance to ensure your preferred date and time :)

09/08/2015

Don't forget to stop by the Writing Center TODAY for our Open House, 1-3pm!

09/07/2015

Please join us for our Open House tomorrow!

Tuesday 9/8 - in the Writing Center from 1-3pm

Meet our wonderful writing consultants, check out our great space, and learn more about what we do!

09/04/2015

Welcome to the Writing Center for Fall, 2015!

We'll be opening next week.....

Address

Bender Library
Washington, DC
20016

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 885-2991

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