THE WRITING CENTER serves student writers in all disciplines of the UT academic community by offering free and individualized help throughout the writing process. Thousands of students visit the Writing Center each year from all types of courses on campus.
Trained tutors read and discuss student writing in one-to-one conversations and offer constructive feedback. We teach students how to think about their written work from the brainstorming stage to final revisions. Most of our services are offered on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis.
We offer appointments for the following specialized services: the ESL Writing Center for multilingual students; Application Materials Help for students seeking assistance with documents such as personal statements, graduate school applications, and cover letters; and Citation Help for students with questions about in-text citations and references. The appointment scheduler and the hours for these services are available at https://utk.mywconline.com.
We offer in-person help for graduate students at our Pendergrass Library location. Some online assistance for thesis and dissertation writers is also available–see https://utk.mywconline.com for the hours and to make appointments.
Our up-to-date, welcoming facility offers plenty of space for consultations with tutors, quiet space for writing drafts, computers, and a variety of writing and reference manuals.
We operate a Grammar Hotline (865/974-2611) for brief queries about writing.