Writing Center

The Writing Center offers exceptional peer tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Haven as they write for a dynamic range of reasons and audiences. We are available to work with writers at all stages of the writing process.

Our Mission

The mission of the University of New Haven Writing Center is to provide high-quality tutoring to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students as they write for a wide range of purposes and audiences.

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The tutors at the Writing Center are students recruited from all disciplines. They include those majoring in biology, communications, criminal justice, engineering, english, environmental science, forensic science, legal studies, marine biology, music, national security, nutrition, and psychology - just to name a few.

The Writing Center is here to work with students at any stage of the writing process. Once students enroll at the University of New Haven, they only need to bring in their assignment, ideas, and any writing they have done so far. From there we will give you the tips and direction to help you succeed!

Become a More Confident Writer

Appointments at the Writing Center are driven by the writers. Tutors begin appointments by asking questions to understand where in the writing process the writer is and what the writer is attempting to accomplish. Ultimately, it is the writer who decides what the appointment will focus on.

Tutors ask questions and offer feedback based on the writer’s ideas and goals for the paper. An appointment is an opportunity for writers to develop their ideas, strengthen claims, compose introductions and conclusions, evaluate evidence, and more. Tutors can also help writers navigate the library databases and the many citations styles required in academic writing.

Tutors will not edit a writer’s paper for them, but they will gladly help a writer identify errors in grammar and punctuation. One goal of the Writing Center is to help writers gain confidence and sharpen their skills, so they become more comfortable with their individual writing process and style.

Writing is Key to College and Professional Success

The Writing Center is open every day except Saturday, and tutors are available 50 hours each week.