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Welcome to the VT Writing Center!

VT Writing Center 

  • Location: 2nd floor, Newman Library 
  • In-person Hours: Monday - Friday 10am-4pm; Wednesday evenings 4pm-7pm
  • If you are able, stop by and see us in Newman Library –  Drop-in appointments are often available!

Wondering what we offer? Here is a list of our services and how to get the most out of each type.

Synchronous Tutoring

Face to Face (in Newman Library) or Live Online Writing Consultations:

  • These appointments take place in real-time with both the client and coach, face-to-face in our location in the Newman Library or online. 
  • Clients can talk with a writing coach on anything writing related — from brainstorming topic ideas to issues of development, organization, or editing. 
  • These appointments are the best option for most writers; we can help at any stage of the writing process. 

Asynchronous Tutoring

24 hrs. Later Written Feedback

  • This is a very one-sided appointment, so we recommend using it as a follow-up to a synchronous appointment (with the same coach whenever possible) for a final read-through of a draft.
  • For this type of appointment, clients share information about their project and attach their draft to receive written feedback from the coach within 24 hours of the appointment’s start time.
  • Coaches do not edit clients’ papers, but will try to provide some revision suggestions, in addition to briefly commenting on global concerns such as focus, development, and organization. 
  • This service does not provide writing assistance beyond a quick read-through. For more comprehensive assistance, choose a synchronous appointment instead.

English Conversation Support in the Writing Center

  • English Conversation Support sessions take place in our location in the Newman Library. Schedule an appointment, and one of our coaches will help you practice English through informal conversation. 
  • Up to 5 clients can sign up for each session.

The Power Hour of Writing

  • The Power Hour of Writing aims to empower writers to protect short but regular time slots to work towards their writing projects with the support of an online community.
  • The format is split into three parts: (1) the check-in, where participants outline their goals verbally or by writing in the chat box; (2) the 60-minute ‘Power Hour,’ where cameras and microphones are muted while people independently engage with their projects; and (3) the follow-up, where participants come back together to share their experiences, facilitated by the session’s host.

For more information about the Writing Center, please contact Jennifer Lawrence, at