The Writing Center at American University
The Writing Center at American University offers free, peer-based writing support for all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. In 45-minute consultations, writing consultants meet with students to provide insight and feedback on your writing in order to improve the work at hand as well as strengthen your own writing and editing abilities.
Statement on Linguistic Justice
The Writing Center at American University acknowledges the racial history upon which the university systems, structures and rules in which we teach and learn were built. We reject discrimination, intolerance and racism in all of their manifestations. We reject bias based on visible and perceived identity and all forms of linguistic supremacy and discrimination. We strive instead to create and maintain a safer and more inclusive space for our community and those with whom we work. We acknowledge that language and identity are intertwined and honor the value and the power of all World Englishes.
All appointments are scheduled and managed through WCOnline. Online sessions are also accessed here.
About WC Online: WC Online provides a calendar you can use to see see which consultants are available and when. You can also access different branches of Academic Support tutoring, such as Math & Stats, the PASS Program, etc. You will need to register for an account in order to use these services. It can be reached at american.mywconline.net.
Drop-In Appintments: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept drop-in appointments. All appointments must be scheduled in advance through WC Online.
All currently enrolled undergraduate & graduate students are welcome at the Writing Center, no matter your cultural or linguistic background.
All students are welcome at the Writing Center, especially our international friends! Our consultants are not language or grammar instructors, but can still be an asset to you as you learn U.S. academic writing norms and develop your language & writing skills.
The Writing Center does not advise students on career writing (resumes, application letters, CVs, or cover letters) as our specialty is in academic writing. However, the AU Career Center will be happy to help you in this regard.
The Writing Center is only as good as its team of talented writing consultants. We train and support our staff and set up a schedule that is right for them. Candidates selected for interview will be notified when hiring begins.
The application is open for Fall 2022. Click below to be taken to the job postings:
Hours of Operation:
- Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm
- Friday: 10am-4pm
- Sunday: 12pm-9pm
Graduate Student Information
The Writing Center is proud to provide support to our graduate student body. We employ grad consultants from across academic fields to help you adjust to graduate-level coursework, further push and develop your skills, and provide sustained feedback for larger projects.
Faculty & Staff Information
The Writing Center also works with faculty & staff to provide information, workshops, and resources for their students. Click here for our Faculty & Staff Information page.
Contact Us:Location: Bender Library 146
Phone: 202-885-2991 For departmental inquiries, please contact our director Neisha-Anne Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.