The Stony Brook University Writing Center, located in Humanities 2009, aims to support students and alumni with their writing. We are committed to helping writers through one-on-one tutoring sessions that focus on each individual's needs. Our undergrad and graduate tutors are trained to work closely with writers, emphasizing the key skills that will permanently improve their writing.
Writers of all skill levels and at any stage of the writing process are invited to make appointments at the Writing Center. Writers can bring in anything they're working on, be it a creative piece, a personal statement, or a paper for class. Tutors will help writers brainstorm, organize, focus, and develop their written works.
We aim to meet all writers' needs, but in the interest of helping writers rather than helping papers, we do not function as an editing service. Tutors may choose to address some grammar and punctuation issues, but only at advanced stages of the writing process. When we do address sentence-level concerns, we discuss fundamental concepts as opposed to making editorial corrections.
We hope that our tutorials will help make writers better critics of their own writing, so that they can succeed in the academic community, in the workplace, and in life.