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Writing at UTK

UTK received the “Writing Program Certificate of Excellence” national award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Watch the video for more information about our Writing Program.


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 who want help with coursework-related writing; 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 for these services is available at (During the summer, these services are available on a walk-in basis only in HSS 212.)

We offer consultations for graduate students working on theses and dissertations. Please contact us for the hours and locations of this and other services for graduate students. For summer information, see Summer Writing Center Resources for Graduate Students.

The 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.

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