The Writing Center

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 Center.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment at the Towson University Online Writing Center. For additional help, view a short video call us at 410-704-3426.

Summer 2024 Semester Hours 

Summer hours start on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Monday – Thursday

Liberal Arts 5330 and Online via ZOOM

Online Only

Noon – 5 p.m.

5 – 8 p.m.

Friday  LA 5330 and Online via ZOOM Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Live-Chat Tutoring Appointments

Appointments at the Writing Center are held both face-to-face and via our live chat system. Live-chat tutoring works similarly to face-to-face sessions in that you are “meeting” with your writing assistant and receiving targeted feedback but are doing so in the comfort of your home or anywhere with a stable internet connection. We offer 60, 90 or 120-minute-long appointments, depending on the length of your paper. At the time of your appointment, please login to, select your appointment window, and click on the link that reads “start or join online consultation.” From here, your writing assistant will provide feedback and offer strategies for revision. If your paper is 7 or more pages double-spaced, please be sure to attach your paper to the appointment window at least one hour before the appointment. With longer papers, our writing assistants read over your work ahead of the appointment to allow more time for discussion.

The Writing Center’s Purpose

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.

What to Expect

Our job is to read through your writing and provide reader-based feedback on everything from idea development and audience analysis to organization and grammar. It is important to note that we respect writers and rely on your insights and participation. Please introduce any documents you think would be useful, such as assignment guidelines or rubrics. Finally, please tell us what you would like to work on in the session. At the Writing Center, our goal is to be as helpful as possible in the time we have. Let us know if there are specific things that you are concerned about. 

Writing Assistants

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. 

Contact Information

The Writing Center

Liberal Arts Building 
Room 5330

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.