Dr. Kate Harnish returns to The Writing Center as Senior Tutor

By rhpatter on September 21, 2021 in Uncategorized

The Writing Center welcomes Dr. Kate Harnish back to our team as a senior tutor! Dr. Harnish earned her BA in psychology and art from Goshen College, her MA in art history from Indiana University, and her PhD in art history from Washington University in St. Louis.  During her time as a graduate s...


Finding Your Voice: Medical School Personal Statements

By rhpatter on March 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

by Dr. Ruth Berson Why do you want to be a doctor? The challenge posed by the personal statement for medical school is weird. On the one hand, you only have to write 5300 characters, about a page and a quarter single spaced. How hard can it be to write a page and a quarter […]

Dr. Akia Jackson Joins The Writing Center as Senior Tutor

By rhpatter on September 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Writing Center is excited to welcome Dr. Akia Jackson to our team as a senior tutor! Dr. Jackson has extensive experience supporting undergraduate and graduate students in both writing and speaking centers.  She earned her BA in English from Xavier University of Louisiana and her MA and PhD i...

Jo Milner Returns to Writing Center as Brown School Specialist

By rhpatter on August 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Writing Center is thrilled to welcome Jo Milner back to our team! Jo will be The Writing Center’s Brown School Specialist, providing dedicated writing and public speaking support to students in the Brown School. Since first joining the Washington University community in 2009, Jo Milner ...

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Dr. Burton Pu to retire after 24 years with The Writing Center

By rhpatter on May 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

by Kayla Steinberg At the Writing Center farewell party last week, Dr. Burton Pu, a professional tutor retiring this year, shared some parting thoughts with the group. “A person does not really live in this world if his or her story is not told,” he said. Recalling the thousands of students who h...

Spring break extension and move to online tutoring

By rhpatter on March 11, 2020 in Uncategorized

Given the chancellor’s recent email announcing that academic instruction will not resume until Monday, March 23, all writing center appointments between March 15 and March 22 will be cancelled. As courses are moving to an online model, The Writing Center will resume operations on March 23. ...

The Writing Center has moved!

By rhpatter on January 24, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Writing Center has moved!  Our new location is in the lower level of Mallinckrodt Center.  All appointments will take place in our new location.  If you have trouble finding us, please call 314-935-4981 for directions.