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Writing Center

Hours & Scheduling

Fall Hours
Monday-Thursday 11:00-9:00
Friday 11:00-6:00

We have updated our appointment system:

https://american.mywconline.net/

Appointments are now made only online, giving you complete control of making and canceling your appointments.

First-time users must register for an account before logging in.

When logging in, select Writing Center in the dropdown labeled "Choose a Schedule.”

A series of time slots should appear: White slots are available. Blue time slots have been filled. Grey time slots are unavailable.

REMINDER: Plan and schedule appointments in advance of your assigment's due date! We do not honor appointments if your assignment is due on the same day as your appointment.
 

Location & Contact Information

Library First Floor Commons: see Campus Maps
wcenter@american.edu
202-885-2991
 

Please see also

Writing Consultants page if interested in becoming one.

Writing Center Blog: auwritingcenter.blogspot.com

Writing Center consultation
Writing Center entrance in Bender Library

What Happens in a Writing Center Visit?

"Students prepare papers, we prepare students."

  • You’ll meet with another AU student to talk about writing.
  • You’ll share your draft and get feedback about your writing project.
  • You can ask questions and get advice about ways to improve your writing.

 

In free, 45-minute consultations, we will work with you on issues such as:

  • Interpreting a writing assignment
  • Generating ideas
  • Locating and sharpening a thesis statement
  • Organizing ideas and research
  • Developing logical arguments
  • Polishing your prose
  • Finding strategies for revising
  • Identifying recurrent errors