The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison

Highlights of What We Do

Individual Instruction

Writing Center instructors aim to teach students, in all disciplines (except for Comm-A courses) and at all levels, to become more effective writers.

In individual meetings, our 50 experienced composition instructors help students develop and organize ideas for papers, theses, or dissertations; although we do not offer a proofreading service, instructors provide a critical audience for students, pointing out possible problems in their drafts and offering advice for revisions.

Online Writing Center

We offer one of the most comprehensive online writing centers in the country. Our website offers detailed information about the Writing Center, descriptions and schedules for our classes, academic writing handouts, instruction via email, and online conferences.


The Writing Center offers a wide variety of noncredit classes for undergraduate and graduate students that review basic principles of writing and introduce common forms of academic writing.

Each semester, we send instructors a booklet about our current class offerings. We’d be glad to send you more copies for your students; just call the director (3-3823), or send us an email (

Schedules and online registration for these classes are also posted on our website.

Class Visits & Co-teaching

We're happy to visit your class to make a brief presentation about our services. Or we can work with you to tailor some writing instruction for your class. Arrange a class visit.

Writing Fellows Program

Writing Fellows are highly talented, carefully selected, and extensively trained undergraduates who partner with faculty and serve as peer writing tutors in classes all across the College of Letters & Science. To learn more about the program, please visist the Writing Fellows Website.