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Writing Center


Battelle-Tompkins 228

Now in Our New Home: Bender Library Commons

Writing Center in Bender Library Commons

The Writing Center has moved to a new home in the Bender Library Commons (on the first floor).



What Happens in a Writing Center Visit?

  • You’ll meet with another AU student to talk about writing.
  • You’ll share your draft and get feedback about your writing project.
  • You can ask questions and get advice about ways to improve your writing.


"Students prepare papers, we prepare students."

In free, 45-minute consultations, we will work with you on issues such as:

  • Interpreting a writing assignment
  • Generating ideas
  • Locating and sharpening a thesis statement
  • Organizing ideas and research
  • Developing logical arguments
  • Polishing your prose
  • Finding strategies for revising
  • Identifying recurrent errors

Please see our FAQ for more details — and see Writing Consultants if interested in becoming one.

CAS Writing Center consultation

The Writing Center is sponsored by the Department of Literature and College of Arts and Sciences.

Summer Hours 

Monday-Thursday 12:00 to 5:00

Friday 12:00 to 4:00

Please call 202-885-2991
to arrange your session.
Please note that the Writing Center is staffed by students, so we are here only when classes are in session. We are closed during university holidays, winter and spring breaks, and weather-related cancellation of classes.


Library First Floor Commons
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