Writing Resources for
Departments, Teachers, & Students

UW Writing Centers

The University of Washington’s writing centers are staffed by knowledgeable tutors who provide students with customized guidance on writing projects. These centers work with students at all stages of the writing process.

Writing Centers are also able to:

Most students report that the extra time they spend on their writing at writing centers gives them an edge, boosts their confidence, and helps them improve as thinkers, discussants, writers, and researchers

On this page, you will find:

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center

OWRC is a joint effort of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library and the College of Arts and Sciences, and provides writing and research support for students’ work in courses throughout the College. Located on the ground floor of Odegaard Library (room 121), OWRC is open Sunday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

Writing Centers and Resources at the University of Washington

The University of Washington has writing centers for general use that are open both day and night, as well as discipline-based writing centers. This resource includes websites for each of the centers as well as brief descriptions of writing courses available at UW.

Making the Writing Center a Helpful Part of Your Course – Tips for Instructors

While many students seek out writing centers on their own, instructors can also invite a writing center to be a more active part of their course. The Odegaard Writing and Research Center can make 10-minute visits to your course, provide reports of when students visited the center, and make helpful suggestions about how to encourage students to use the writing center. Be sure to look at their writing center information designed for instructors:

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Other Writing Centers in the Western Washington Area