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About the Writing Center

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The Stony Brook University Writing Center, located in Humanities 2009, aims to support writing at Stony Brook University. We are trained undergraduate and graduate writing tutors who believe that all writers can improve their writing through dedication, practice, and collaboration. We are committed to helping writers through one-on-one tutoring sessions that focus on each individual writer's needs.

Writers of all skill-levels 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 work.

The Writing Center is tasked with creating better writers, not just better papers. You are the focus of the session, not just your written work and therefore, we do not function as an editing or proofreading service. Tutors may choose to address some grammar and punctuation issues, but only at advanced stages of the writing process. Rather than making editorial corrections, tutors will teach students grammatical principles to ensure that students learn from the session.

We hope that tutorials will help make writers better critics of their own writing so that they can succeed in the academic community and in life.