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Our director has expertise in writing instrution, writing in the disciplines, and higher education pedagogy, and our tutors are a great resource for giving feedback on writing assignments from a student perspective. Contact us at for a consultation on:

Class Visits

Class visits are the Odegaard Writing & Research Center’s way of communicating our full range of services to students first-hand. Instructors can request one of our tutors to visit their class and briefly introduce what the OWRC does, how students can access our services, and how to get the most out of a writing center appointment! Class visits can be as short as 5 minutes and as long as 15 minutes. Request a Class Visit here.

Resources for Students

Please encourage your students to visit us for help with any stage of the writing and research process. We offer:

We also offer support specifically for multilingual and English Language Learners (ELLs). Targeted Learning Communities offer support to multilingual and international students in any course, particularly in writing- and reading-intensive (W) courses. See our TLC page for more information.  

Syllabus Blurb

Here is a brief paragraph about our services that you can include in your course Canvas page, syllabus, or class listserv.

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) offers free, one-to-one, 45-minute tutoring sessions for undergraduate, graduate, and professional writers in all fields at the UW. We will work with writers on any writing or research project, as well as personal projects such as applications or personal statements. Our tutors and librarians collaborate with writers at any stage of the writing and research process, from brainstorming and identifying sources to drafting and making final revisions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please see our website (, or come visit us in person on the first floor of Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

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