Finding Your Voice: Medical School Personal Statements

By rhpatter on March 17, 2021

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 a...

Dr. Akia Jackson Joins The Writing Center as Senior Tutor

By rhpatter on September 2, 2020

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 spea...

Spring break extension and move to online tutoring

By rhpatter on March 11, 2020

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 cancelle...

The Writing Center has moved!

By rhpatter on January 24, 2020

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...

Peer Tutor Applications Due Oct 7!

By rhpatter on September 26, 2019

Do you love writing?  Do you like helping people?  Consider applying to be a peer tutor!  Click here for more information and to apply.  Questions?  Email Dr. Rob Patterson at

New Graduate Fellows Join The Writing Center

By rhpatter on September 3, 2019

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 fellow...

Call for Applications: Graduate Fellowships for 2019-2020

By rhpatter on January 4, 2019

We are now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Graduate Fellowships!  For more information, click here.  Please direct questions to Dr. Rob Patterson at Applications are du...

Grad Fellow Esei Murakishi’s Article Now Available

By rhpatter on November 7, 2018

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.

January Dissertation Retreat – Call for Applications

By rhpatter on October 30, 2018

The Writing Center and Liberman Graduate Center are sponsoring a 1-week dissertation retreat January 7-11, 2019.  For more information about the retreat and to learn how to apply, click here.

The Writing Center Supports NSF Grant Applicants

By rhpatter on September 7, 2018

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 spons...

August Dissertation Retreat – Call for Applications

By rhpatter on April 13, 2018

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

Susan Lowther Joins The Writing Center

By rhpatter on May 17, 2017

By Mia Kweskin Susan Lowther joins The Writing Center staff as special programs coordinator. Previously she served as the writing programs coordinator at Cornerstone:  The Learning Center. Susan di...

Alumni Spotlight: Talya

By rhpatter on April 24, 2017

by Mia Kweskin WUSTL alumna and former peer tutor Talya Zax has taken her passion for writing to the big city. She is currently the Culture Fellow at The Forward, one of the oldest newspapers in th...

Call for Applications – August Dissertation Retreat

By rhpatter on April 10, 2017

Sponsored by The Writing Center and the Liberman Graduate Center The Writing Center and the Liberman Graduate Center invite applications to participate in a dissertation writing retreat near the en...

Alumni Spotlight: Sandy

By rhpatter on April 5, 2017

by Mia Kweskin 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. Her experien...

Graduate Fellow Spotlight: Cassidy

By rhpatter on March 30, 2017

by Mia Kweskin Cassidy Thompson is one of three graduate writing fellows at The Writing Center. As a grad fellow, she splits her time between tutoring students and working on her own dissertation t...

A Passion for Writing and Science

By rhpatter on March 28, 2017

by Mia Kweskin Junior Thomas Van Horn, a chemistry major, joined The Writing Center as a peer tutor in the spring of 2016. When he’s not perfecting his medical school personal statement or tutoring...

Where Are They Now? Catching up with Claudia

By rhpatter on March 20, 2017

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

Online Scheduling Now Available

By Admin on May 14, 2015

Writing Center users can now schedule appointments using our new online system.  Simply click on “Schedule an Appointment” on our home page.

Fall and Spring Hours

By Admin on April 1, 2015

Beginning August 24: Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

50,000 Sessions and counting!

By Admin on March 17, 2015

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