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Writing Support

General Writing Help

The 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 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.

For our hours and locations, see our Home page.

 

Support for First-Year Composition (FYC)

UT requires all first-year students take two semesters of FYC courses. See this page on UT’s FYC program to learn more.

English 103 & 104

English 103 and 104 are 1-credit electives (S/NC grading) intended to help students in first-year composition courses (English 101, 102, 118, 131, 132, 198, 290, or 298). Students work one-to-one with tutors and independently to improve their writing skills. For more information, see our page on English 103 & 104.

Writing Workshops

The Writing Center periodically offers writing workshops for undergraduate students. Previous topics have ranged from “Qualitative Research Questions” to “Annotated Bibliographies” to “Integrating Sources” and more. Look for our undergraduate workshops on our News and Events page.

 

Resources for Multilingual Writers

The Writing Center provides tutoring services for students whose first or strongest language is not English.

  • In Fall and Spring, this help is offered in person at the ESL Writing Center in Hodges Library, room 220G. The walk-in and appointment hours and the appointment scheduler are available at https://utk.mywconline.com.
  • In summer, this help is available on a walk-in basis in our HSS 212 location; see our Home page for hours.

For our more information on these and additional resources, see our Resources for Multilingual Writers.

 

Application Materials Help

The Writing Center offers tutoring appointments for writers working with application materials, including personal statements, graduate school applications, and cover letters. To make an appointment for Applications Materials Help, visit our scheduling page at utk.mywconline.com.

 

Citations Help

Among our tutoring services, the Writing Center also offers specialized appointments for students with questions about in-text citations and references. To make an appointment for Citations Help, visit our scheduling page at utk.mywconline.com.