From WashU to Kindergarten: Writing Tutors at The Wilson School

From Wash U to Kindergarten

by Dan Sicorsky Every semester, tutors from The Writing Center lend a hand at The Wilson School just next door in Clayton. Last year’s two tutors were Katy Brainerd and Carolyn Backus. Both of them graduated last spring, but before they left WashU, The Writing Center sat down with them to ask about their experience […]

New Graduate Fellows Join The Writing Center

Introducing Our New Graduate Fellows (and Welcoming Back Our Senior Fellow) We are thrilled to introduce two doctoral students who joined our team this fall as Graduate Writing Fellows. This fellowship is awarded every year by The Writing Center to graduate students who demonstrate excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Throughout the year, fellows receive […]

Grad Fellow Esei Murakishi’s Article Now Available

Graduate Fellow Esei Murakishi’s “Thomas More’s Account of Natural Language and the Literariness of His Polemics” was recently published in Modern Language Quarterly.

The Writing Center Supports NSF Grant Applicants


Did you know The Writing Center offers workshops and one-on-ones to support undergraduate and graduate students applying for NSF grants?  They are part of the NSF-GRFP Grant Writing Workshops sponsored by The Graduate School, the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  Check out the Ampersand piece on the NSF-GRFP […]

August Dissertation Retreat – Call for Applications

The Writing Center and Liberman Graduate Center are sponsoring a 3-week dissertation retreat from July 30 to August 16, 2018.  More information about the retreat and to learn how to apply.

Alumni Spotlight: Talya

Talya Zax

WashU alumna and former peer tutor Talya Zax has taken her passion for writing to the big city.

Alumni Spotlight: Sandy

Sandy Tadros

When she’s not studying day in and day out for exams at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Sandy Tadros has taken on a job at the university’s writing center.

A Passion for Writing and Science

Thomas Van Horn

Junior Thomas Van Horn, a chemistry major, joined The Writing Center as a peer tutor in the spring of 2016.

Where Are They Now? Catching up with Claudia

Claudia Vaughan

Lights, camera, action. After graduating in May 2016, peer tutor Claudia Vaughan headed off to Hollywood where she currently works at Lionsgate Entertainment.

50,000 Sessions and counting!

The Writing Center recently conducted its 50,000th tutorial session since its founding in 1995!