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Effective Writing Center's Mission

The Effective Writing Center is here to help you develop this critical skill.

At UMGC, we know that effective writing is critical to your academic and career success, and requires continuous development. We also understand there may be gaps in your writing skills. If you're returning to school after some time away, you may not have done any formal writing in a while. Or perhaps you're adjusting to new expectations in upper-level courses or graduate studies. We can help.

Our goal at the Effective Writing Center is to help you become a more self-sufficient writer who better understands the tasks before you and feels more prepared for the next assignment, whether it's in the classroom or in your career.

Effective Writing Center services are available to all students enrolled at UMGC, regardless of level or area of study. Staff and faculty can also make use of our services. Learn more on the frequently asked questions page.

Our Mission

The EWC offers students:

  • Written and audio feedback on writing assignments (organization, introductions, transitions, conclusions, etc.)
  • Answers to writing-related questions
  • Self-study activities on research and writing
  • An academic integrity tutorial
  • Resources on topics from argument development to English as a Second Language
  • An Online Guide to Writing and Research with related links and self-assessments

Learn more in frequently asked questions about the writing center.

From the tutors

The EWC's experienced writing advisors are advanced undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and UMGC faculty. They are trained in an intensive program that includes mock and live student writing requests. They are available for one-on-one, online writing advice.  

We recently asked our staff, "Why do you tutor?"  Here's one response:

"I have a genuine passion for learning and helping others learn.  In this role, I get to learn from students with every paper I read, and it's fascinating to learn about all the different fields of research that are outside of my own research field of management.  As an effective writing coach, I have the unique opportunity to give back to the academic community by helping students achieve their personal and professional goals, and that is truly rewarding."

- Joshua F., EWC Tutor

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