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.

To schedule an appointment

Appointments for fall will be held both in person and online. To schedule an appointment, navigate to For additional help, you can view a short video here or call us at 410.704.3426.

Notice: The Writing Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving break November 24th-28th. We will reopen on Monday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m. 

Fall Semester Hours and Locations

Main Writing Center in LA 5330

     Monday--Thursday: 9 am--7 pm

     Friday: 9 am--4 pm

Writing Desk in Cook Library (next to the Circulation Desk)

     Sunday: 2 pm-9 pm

     Monday--Thursday: 6 pm--9 pm

**Online sessions are available during all hours we are open.

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


Liberal Arts Building
Room 5330
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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