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Writing Center

The Writing Center provides opportunities for UMD’s diverse undergraduate student body to improve their writing, research, and critical thinking skills in preparation for successful academic, professional, and civic lives.

In a supportive atmosphere, trained consultants from a variety of backgrounds and majors assist writers in-person and online throughout the writing process. The Writing Center also facilitates collaborations and workshops. We are committed to sponsoring research on writing center theory and practice.

Make an Appointment

The Writing Center works with UMD undergraduate students only. We offer Face-To-Face, Live Online tutoring, and 24-Hour Feedback. UMD graduate students seeking writing help should contact the Graduate School Writing Center

Once registered, if you have trouble finding a suitable time in our schedule, click on the clock icon next to each day of the week to sign up for the waiting list. You'll receive notice when an appointment opens.

About us

Contact Us

Call (301) 405-3785 or e-mail
1205 Tawes Hall
7751 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Writing Center Administrators

Thomas Earles

Assistant Director, English

1205 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742


Deborah Jackson

Program Management Specialist, English

1205 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-3787

Vessela Valiavitcharska

Director of the Writing Center, English
Professor, Classics

1205 Tawes Hall
College Park MD, 20742


Graduate Assistant

MacKenzie Guthrie

Graduate Student, English