University Learning Center

Writing Lab

Writing Services at the University Learning Center provides a drop-in Writing Lab in DE 1003 (across from University College on the first floor of DePaolo Hall). In the Writing Lab, students can work independently on their writing with a tutor available to answer questions while they write. The Writing Lab provides a few desktops to work on, a small area where students can sit and work on their own laptops, and other resources for writers. The writing tutor staffing the lab is available to answer questions and provide suggestions to all students who utilize the lab. In this way, the Writing Lab will allow students with quick writing questions (about citation or style, for example) to just stop in and ask a tutor for some guidance.

The Writing Lab is NOT designed to replace one-on-one appointments. Students utilizing the Writing Lab should not expect a lot of one-on-one attention from the tutor staffing the lab, who is responsible for providing quick suggestions to all students who utilize the lab. In fact, students who utilize the Writing Lab should expect the tutor to provide suggestions that encourage independent writing practices. If a student feels they need the undivided attention of a writing tutor for an extended period of time, that student should schedule an appointment with a tutor in the Writing Center.

See the Writing Lab Schedule

The Writing Lab will be staffed with a writing tutor during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

During the first full week of classes, on Reading Day and during Exam Week, the Writing Lab will be staffed:

Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays & the
Last Day of Exams
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

During Summer Sessions, the Writing Lab is closed.

The Writing Lab is closed when classes are not in session.