We encourage faculty to include the following language in their syllabi:

  • The Writing Center: The Writing Center offers free writing support to all Washington University undergraduate and graduate students. Staff members will work with students on any kind of writing project, including essays, writing assignments, personal statements, theses, and dissertations. They can help at any stage of the process, including brainstorming, developing and clarifying an argument, organizing evidence, or improving style. Instead of simply editing or proofreading papers, the tutors will ask questions and have a conversation with the writer about their ideas and reasoning, allowing for a higher order revision of the work. They will also spend some time looking at sentence level patterns to teach students to edit their own work. Help is available in person and online Sunday through Friday days and evenings. The center is located on the lower level of Mallinckrodt on the Danforth Campus (Mallinckrodt 130). Students are seen primarily by appointment, but undergraduate walk-in hours are available Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters.
  • For appointments or questions, email writing@wustl.edu or call 314-935-4981.
  • The Speaking Studio:  The Speaking Studio provides free, one-on-one tutoring for any member of the Washington University in St. Louis community (students, faculty and staff) for any public speaking project. They can help speakers at any stage of the process from generating ideas to developing a speaking outline to planning visual aids. Speakers can also practice their presentations, with one of our trained tutors serving as their audience. Speakers are welcome to bring in any work in progress, including class assignments, conference papers and presentations for student groups. In public speaking much of the revision process takes place while practicing the presentation. By listening to a practice session, our tutors can help speakers revise to clarify their ideas and better connect with their audiences. To make an appointment, or to get more information, please email writing@wustl.edu or sapijut@wustl.edu. The Speaking Studio is located on the lower level of Mallinckrodt on the Danforth Campus (Mallinckrodt 130).