Writing Center

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The Writing Center provides opportunities for UMD’s diverse undergraduate student body to improve their writing, research, and critical thinking skills in preparation for successful academic, professional, and civic lives. In a supportive atmosphere, trained consultants from a variety of backgrounds and majors assist writers in-person and online throughout all stages of the composition process. The Writing Center also facilitates collaborations and workshops on topics related to writing and teaching writing. We are committed to enhancing our student services through research on writing center theory and practice, conference participation, and mentoring undergraduate scholarship.

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The Writing Center works with UMD undergraduate students only.  In addition to face-to-face consultations at our Tawes and McKeldin locations, we offer synchronous online tutoring and asynchronous online tutoring.  UMD graduate students seeking writing help should contact the Graduate School Writing Center.

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Waitlist: Once registered, if you have trouble finding a suitable time in our schedule, click on the clock icon next to each day of the week to sign up for the waiting list. You'll receive notice when an appointment opens.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Contact Us!

Call (301) 405-3785 or e-mail writadmin@umd.edu.

1205 Tawes Hall
7751 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Writing Center Administrators

Director: Professor Vessela Valiavitcharska

Assistant Director: Thomas Earles 

Program Management Specialist: Deborah Jackson

Administrative Fellows: Kappa Danielson