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Bender Library Commons

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.


Monday-Thursday 11:00 to 9:00

Friday 11:00 to 6:00

Please call 202-885-2991
to make your appointment,
scheduled on the hour*

Sessions start on the hour and last 45 minutes.

*Note: 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.


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