The primary resource for obtaining help with writing is the University Writing Center.
The University Writing Center offers all members of the GW community – from the first-year college experience up through post-doctorate and faculty levels – opportunities to receive dedicated attention to their writing and research projects at all stages of the writing process.
- Where: The University Writing Center has four satellite locations in addition to the main center at Gelman Library: Himmelfarb Library, Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon Campus, Innovation Hall at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, and the Multicultural Student Services Center. See locations and hours.
- Appointments: Although appointments are not required and drop-ins are welcome, the Writing Center recommends you reserve a time slot as their appointments fill up quickly. All writing consultations are free to all members of the GW community. Schedule an appointment.
- The University Writing Center’s Online Writing Resources.
- The English for Academic Purposes department compiles their GW Campus Resources for International Students guide and a resources webpage for international students.
- Citation Style Guides: Information on the major forms of citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and AMA, among others).
- Grammar Help: The Writing Center can also assist with grammar skills. Schedule an appointment for personalized assistance or check out their online grammar resources.
- Other Writing Resources
- Grammarly technology can help making your writing clear and mistake-free.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center Tips and Tools includes handouts with information about writing.
- For students using English as a foreign language, the English for Academic Purposes department recommends Using English for Academic Purposes, which provides a variety of writing resources.
- Writing Commons is a free, comprehensive writing resource for college students.