At virtually every stage of the writing process from brainstorming your concept to
polishing your final draft, you can get the writing assistance you need at the Writing
The Writing Center provides individual writing support to all members of the Towson
community, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff
members. We work with writers at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming
to polishing a final draft.
Writing assistants work with writers to develop and organize their thoughts, sharpen
their focus, and communicate their ideas more clearly and precisely. We support writers
with any type of writing project, whether a PowerPoint presentation for a sociology
class, a lab report for biology, or a resume for a summer internship.
To Meet with a Writing Assistant
Call the Writing Center at 410-704-3426 or stop the Writing Center in LA 5330.
It is best to make an appointment in order to guarantee that someone will be available
to work with you. Usually, you can call the day before your desired appointment, but
consider calling two to three days in advance during the semester's busiest times.
We accept drop-in appointments if someone is available.
What to Expect
Writing Center appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes or one hour, depending on
the length of your project. Bring a hard copy of your draft, along with your assignment
guidelines and rubric, and be prepared to talk about your work. Writing assistants
read through your writing with you and provide reader-based feedback on everything
from idea development and audience analysis to organization and grammar.
Writing Assistants are undergraduate and graduate students who are recommended by
faculty to work in the center. Currently, writing assistants represent every college
and over twenty disciplines on campus, including political science, business, journalism,
biology, mass communications, nursing, and education.
Writing Center Hours and Locations
liberal arts Building 5330
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.--7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.
Cook library (next to research help desk)
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.--9:00 p.m.
Finals Week Hours:
The Writing Center will be open regular hours during finals week. However, we will close for the semester on Monday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.