Writing Proficiency Program

Improve your writing and communication skills and reap the benefits not just in your classes but in your future career.

Professor helps a towson university college of business and economics student with a writing assignment in the CBE Writing Lab


Communication Skills are Universally Valuable

In the work environment, you need more than rudimentary communication skills to be successful. You need to be articulate in both the written and spoken word. Recruiters from all industries and sectors tell us that excellent communication skills are what set an employee apart from the rest and are strongly considered in promotions. 

To ensure students graduate with the strong communication skills necessary to flourish in the workplace, the CBE Writing Proficiency Program and Writing Lab were developed by the College of Business and Economics with support from McCormick and Company.

CBE Writing Lab 

Get help for writing materials as short as a resume to as long as a term paper. The writing lab is a quiet space equipped with computers and staffed by trained Writing Fellows who work one-on-one with you. 

We Can Help With:

  • using proper grammar and style;
  • structuring your arguments;
  • identifying your audience;
  • and citing sources appropriately.

Location & Hours

The writing lab is located in Stephens Hall, room 117. 


Monday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tuesday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure you can maximize your time getting the help you need. Schedule an appointment.

To schedule, call 410-704-4379 during office hours or email 


Speaking help

Public Speaking & Presentation Help

Need some help with your public speaking and presenting skills? Free, one-on-one sessions with business excellence lecturer Mitchell Tropin are available for CBE students. 

To meet with Prof. Tropin to work on your skills, contact him at

Writing Resources

General Writing Assistance

Business Writing Resources