Academic Catalog

Writing Center

The Writing Center, located on the Fredericksburg campus, is open to all Mary Washington students. Operating within the Honor Code, the Writing Center offers free tutorial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major or concentration, both for course assignments and for personal writing needs.

The Writing Center works with student writers at every skill level to improve their writing performance. Staffed by a faculty director and well-trained student tutors, the Center provides advice in getting started on papers, developing ideas, achieving unity and coherence, reviewing troublesome parts of papers, learning writing styles such as APA and MLA, understanding and correcting recurring grammatical and punctuation errors, and overcoming writer’s block. The Writing Center welcomes students writing research papers, short essays, letters of application, and laboratory reports. The Center also provides access to various writing guides.