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Writing Center Resources for Your Student

We are currently in the Mid-term Evaluation Period at Mason. Does your student need assistance with their writing assignments? At the Writing Center, your Mason student can enjoy free one-to-one tutoring at any stage of the writing process. Tutors are ready to work with your student on topics ranging from brainstorming for paper ideas and developing a thesis to citing sources and polishing a final draft.

Our principal goals involve supporting students as they write in a variety of academic disciplines and preparing students to write in professional settings. Professionals in all fields rely on processes of feedback and revision to craft high quality documents. The Writing Center will help your student develop and maintain the strong writing and revision habits required for professional success.

The Writing Center hires tutors from an array of disciplines, including creative writing, English, communication, global affairs, information technology, linguistics, and psychology. With this diverse staff, we can work with your Mason student on any kind of writing: essays, research papers, memos, proposals, resumes, cover letters, creative writing, and personal statements for graduate school.

We also have extensive experience supporting multilingual and international students. All tutors are trained to work with multilingual writers, and our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Opt-In Program allows students who request additional support to meet with the same tutor every week throughout the semester.

Due to COVID-19, the Writing Center is currently operating online. Your student can choose from one of two appointment formats: Written Feedback, where the writer uploads a draft and receives written feedback from the tutor; or Zoom, where the writer and tutor meet via Zoom to have a real-time conversation about the assignment. During the academic year, the Writing Center is open Monday through Friday and on Sunday afternoons. Students may make up to two appointments per week and up to 15 appointments each semester.

For more information and to make an appointment, your Mason student can visit Our website also houses writing resources, including over 60 quick-guides that address specific writing-related topics. If your student is seeking writing help, encourage them to send an email to with any questions.

Dr. Courtney Massie
Assistant Director
University Writing Center

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