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The Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center serves student writers in all disciplines of the UT academic community by offering free and individualized help throughout the writing process. Trained tutors read student writing and provide feedback in one-to-one conversations. Our goal is to help students think about and improve their written work from the brainstorming stage to final revisions. If it’s writing, we can help!


Make appointments at https://UTK.MyWCOnline.com, following these instructions for Making and Attending Appointments.

Between May 11-18, we’re open in the following schedules for online appointments: 

  • Undergraduate Writing Help 
  • Graduate Student Writing Help 
  • ESL Writing Help — for multilingual undergraduate and graduate students whose first or strongest language is other than English

Special notes during the Study Day/Final Exam period:

  • Please set an alert for yourself when you make an appointment, and be sure to show up–not attending prevents another student from getting help at a time you booked but didn’t use.
  • Cancel in advance to open a spot for another student who needs help. It’s easy to cancel–just open your appointment box, scroll down, and click “Cancel Appointment.”
  • Use the “Waiting List” feature (see bottom right for each day); you must make the appointment yourself if a spot opens. 

Appointments may be made 7 days in advance and up to 1 minute before the start time.


New locations in Spring 2022:


Are you enrolled in a first-year composition course? 


Instructors: Information to share with your students is available on our “Support for Faculty” page.


Students registered with Student Disability Services may contact writingcenter@utk.edu to request additional tutoring time if they have reached the weekly limit for a particular service.


Do you need help writing personal statements, resumes or CVs, cover letters, and more? Check out our “Application Help Resources” page. Get one-to-one feedback on your materials using our Application Materials Help appointment schedule in Fall and Spring. Make appointments in our Graduate Students & Application Materials Help schedule in the Winter and May mini-terms, and use the Undergraduate or Graduate Writing Help schedules during the Summer.


Do you need editing help? You may request that someone edit your work on a private, fee basis. To request a freelance editor, use our “Request for Editing” form. Email the requested information to writingcenter@utk.edu, and we will try to put you in touch with an experienced editor. You will negotiate the fee directly with that person. While we cannot guarantee that we can find a freelance editor for you, we will do our best!


Every year we give out three awards for excellence in tutoring.  Please see this “Hodges Tutor Awards” page for the winners of this year’s awards.


Please contact us with any questions!

Email us at writingcenter@utk.edu

Or, drop in to one of our Zoom office hours: