Students can make, cancel, or reschedule a face-to-face appointment at the main Writing Center. Visit our online scheduler by clicking here.
Or, you can call the Writing Center at 608-263-1992 or visit us in 6171 Helen C. White.
You have many options for meeting with a Writing Center instructor:
Get Feedback on Your Writing!
We help undergraduate and graduate writers at any stage of the writing process—from choosing a topic to drafting and revising—for any writing project. Each year, more than seven thousand students from across the university—from first-year through doctoral students--benefit from talking and working with a Writing Center instructor.
We help writers learn more about everything from thesis statements and organization to grammar and citation methods, though we don’t edit or proofread your work (check for and fix grammar or formatting errors), we will be glad to help you learn to edit and proofread your own writing. You can read more about what we can’t do at the writing center here.
During an appointment, we will talk about your goals, review your writing, and have a conversation about what next steps you might take. After your visit, you’ll leave ready to write or revise!
Here's how to make the most of your visits:
We help writers at any stage of the writing process--from choosing a topic to drafting and revising--for any writing project. Here are some examples of what we can work on together:
|Undergraduate Students (New, Transfer, or Advanced)||Graduate and Professional Students|
|Understanding assignments and expectations for academic writing
Writing for specific disciplines—including History, Biology, Psychology, and Literature—and many more
Using sources, citations, quoting, and paraphrasing
Thesis statements, paragraphing, and organization
Internship and study abroad applications
Planning for writing longer research papers
Resumes, cover letters, and business writing
Applications for graduate and professional school, scholarships
plus many more!
Planning long-term projects
Revising for publication
Writing and planning for preliminary/qualifying exams
Theses and dissertations
CVs, teaching philosophy statements, and job letters
plus many more!
You can make an appointment at our main location using our online scheduler or by calling us at 608-263-1992. Appointments at satellite locations are fist-come, first-served.
One hour per week (or 2 half-hour sessions per week). You may use up to 1 hour of individual instruction per week for a total of 10 hours of instruction time during a semester. This limit lets us serve as many writers as possible!
Want more? Come to one of our great workshops.
Your Writing Center instructors are
- Doctoral level teaching assistants
- Trained and experienced writing teachers and writers themselves
- Supportive, professional consultants who take their cues from you
- Eager to work with you on making your writing projects as successful as humanly possible
Yes! Please do!
Writing Center instructors are experienced writing teachers who want to help you learn more about writing. Because of our focus on student learning, we don’t proofread (correct all the grammar and formatting errors in a piece of writing), but we do help you learn about grammar, editing, revising, and proofreading on your own!
Here’s what we can do:
For additional strategies for addressing grammar and style concerns—and much more—take a look at our Writer’s Handbook.
You may be interested in our grammar and style workshops.
You may also find it helpful to start with these links: