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 Invaluable

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. 

Hours

Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 3 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 

Writing Fellows

Our Writing Fellows serve all students in the college through individual meetings, using student assignments as guidelines for critique and review. Our Writing Fellows are all graduate assistants in the master’s program in Professional Writing at Towson and are trained in business writing.

2017-2018 Writing Fellows

  • Deanna Murphy
  • Karen Saffran
  • Leon Sohail

Writing Resources

General Writing Assistance

Business Writing Resources