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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!  See more information about our writing help services and guidelines for accessing them.

During the summer*, we offer writing help in the following appointment schedules:

  • Undergraduate Writing Help
  • Graduate Student Writing Help

*In May Mini-Term, all of our writing help is offered through one single schedule.

Any summer tutor can provide you feedback on papers you’re writing for courses you’re taking, application materials such as personal statements, and small portions parts of your thesis or dissertation. In addition, all tutors are prepared to work with students for whom English is an additional language and veterans or active military students.

Make appointments at See these instructions for making and attending appointments.

  • Online appointments may be made 7 days in advance and up to 1 minute before the start time.  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: just open your appointment box in WCOnline, scroll down, and click “Cancel Appointment.”

Information about our various Fall writing help schedules will be posted in early August.

Are you enrolled in a first-year composition course (English 101, 102, 112, 131, 132, or 298)? 

  • You’re welcome to make appointments for free one-to-one writing help to help you during any stage of working on your English composition course assignments. See how to make and attend appointments.
  • In Fall and Spring, you’re encouraged to enroll in a 1-credit Writing Workshop course at the same time to ensure your success! See our “1-Credit Writing Workshops” page for details.

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

Students: If English is an additional language for you, you may be interested in our new Canvas site, “Resources for Multilingual Writers.” This site offers a collection of resources and information for multilingual writers, and you can make use of it by ‘enrolling’ at

Students: Are you curious about whether it’s okay to use AI tools such as ChatGPT in your writing assignments? Check out this page, AI Tools and Writing: Information for Students. Always ask each instructor for specific policies for their course.

NEW! Students: Check out our new “Assignment Planner” tool that creates a timeline for completing writing projects according to your due date.  Each assignment planner breaks down the details of working on a particular type of writing project into manageable steps. (And, additional assignment types are coming soon!)

Students: 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 January Mini-Term, May Mini-Term, and Summer, use the Graduate or Undergraduate Writing Help schedule for this assistance.)

If you are registered with Student Disability Services, contact to request additional tutoring time if you have reached the weekly limit for a particular service. Let us know the date and time for the additional appointment you need.

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, 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!

The Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center is working with students at the local “Flagship” high schools, Austin-East, Fulton, and Central, on their college application essays. Check out this story about our work at Austin-East, this recent news story about the project, and these writing resources.

Please contact us with any questions!

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Visit our main location in Humanities and Social Sciences, Room 212