The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides a place for all University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff to come to work on their writing. The Center is staffed by experienced consultants who have been trained to help others with their writing. The services are free to all University of Pittsburgh affiliates.
The Writing Center staff does its work in several different ways:
- We work with writers one-on-one.
- We run the Writers' Café, a regular workshop and writing exercise gathering for Pitt undergrads who are interested in creative writing. Please visit our Writers' Café site to learn more about what the Café offers.
- We support a peer tutoring program that allows Pitt undergraduate students to learn about writing and teaching and provides them the opportunity to tutor students who come to the Center. For additional information about the program, visit our peer tutoring program page.
- We teach Composition Tutorial, a one-credit course. Students in Composition Tutorial are also registered for Seminar in Composition, and they have a one-on-one session with a consultant every week.
- We are affiliated with the Writing in Engineering program and the certificate in Public and Professional Writing program here at the University of Pittsburgh.
We don't proofread documents for students. To better understand why, read about our teaching mission.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When should I go to the Writing Center?
- What should I expect when I go to the Writing Center?
- What if I don't have anything written yet?
- Are there other writing resources available at Pitt?
- Where is the writing center located?
- Where are the satellite locations? When are they open?
- Other than the times listed, does the writing center ever close?
- How do I arrange to speak with a consultant?
- How do I contact the Writing Center?