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The Writing Center at American University

The Writing Center at American University offers free, peer-based writing support for all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. In 45-minute consultations, writing consultants meet with students to provide insight and feedback on your writing in order to improve the work at hand as well as strengthen your own writing and editing abilities.

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Statement on Linguistic Justice 

The Writing Center at American University acknowledges the racial history upon which the university systems, structures and rules in which we teach and learn were built. We reject discrimination, intolerance and racism in all of their manifestations. We reject bias based on visible and perceived identity and all forms of linguistic supremacy and discrimination. We strive instead to create and maintain a safer and more inclusive space for our community and those with whom we work. We acknowledge that language and identity are intertwined and honor the value and the power of all World Englishes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

All appointments are scheduled and managed through WC Online. Online sessions are also accessed here.

WC Online provides a calendar you can use to see see which consultants are available and when. You can also access different branches of Academic Support tutoring, such as Math & Stats, the PASS Program, etc. You will need to register for an account in order to use these services. It can be reached at american.mywconline.net.

Accessibility: Click here to access the Accessible/Mobile version of WC Online.

Video tutorial: Click here for a tutorial on creating an account and utilizing the platform.

Drop-In Appintments: Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept drop-in appointments. All appointments must be scheduled in advance through WC Online.

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of the Bender Library, room 146. If you need additional assistance, don’t hesitate to ask the library staff!

The Writing Center can also be contacted by phone at 202-885-2991 during reception hours, or by email at writingcenter@american.edu.

All currently enrolled undergraduate & graduate students are welcome at the Writing Center, no matter your cultural or linguistic background.

Click here to read more about our efforts in diversity, inclusion, and equity.

All students are welcome at the Writing Center. Our consultants are not language or grammar instructors, but can still be an asset to you as you learn U.S. academic writing norms and develop your language & writing skills.

Click here to read more about services for international students.

The Writing Center does not advise students on career writing (resumes, application letters, CVs, or cover letters) as our specialty is in academic writing. However, the AU Career Center will be happy to help you in this regard.

Click here to learn more about our Policies & Expectations.

The Writing Center is only as good as its team of talented writing consultants. We train and support our staff and set up a schedule that is right for them. 

We only hire at the beginning of fall and spring semesters, but applications are accepted year-round. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Candidates selected for interview will be notified when hiring begins.

Click here to learn more about the application process.

Summer Appointments

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Thursday: 10am - 8pm
In-Person and Online appointments available.
Schedule an Appointment

Graduate Student Information

The Writing Center is proud to provide support to our graduate student body. We employ grad consultants from across academic fields to help you adjust to graduate-level coursework, further push and develop your skills, and provide sustained feedback for larger projects.

Faculty & Staff Information

The Writing Center also works with faculty & staff to provide information, workshops, and resources for their students. Click here for our Faculty & Staff Information page.

Contact Us:
Location: Bender Library 146
Email: writingcenter@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-2991
For departmental inquiries, please contact our director Neisha-Anne Green at ngreen@american.edu.