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The Writing Center



Vicky Westacott, PhD
AU Writing Center


Weekdays upstairs in Herrick Library, Room 218

Evenings and Weekends in the first floor Herrick Learning Commons


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We've moved!

Our new home is in the Center for Academic Success in Herrick Library. Come check it out!


The Writing Center provides free writing assistance to all Alfred University students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and support personnel. Our student tutors represent a wide range of disciplines. Each tutor is trained to deal with all kinds of writing tasks such as:

  • pre-writing
    • discovery of ideas
    • generating a thesis
  • drafting
    • organizing thoughts and materials
    • developing evidence
    • incorporating research
  • revision
    • editing
    • presentation issues

Whatever your need -- whether a quick grammar brush-up or long-term assistance with a research paper -- we can help you improve your writing abilities and gain confidence as a writer.

Make an appointment!


The Writing Center

How to Use the Writing Center

You will need to register online to make an appointment. Fill out all of the required fields (email, your real first and last name, and a password). We would prefer if you use your Alfred email.

The tutors at the Writing Center represent a variety of writing backgrounds. All of us feel we can help you with any type of writing, but if you would rather go to someone in your major, that's fine too. Check the staff page to view the list and description of all of the tutors and schedule for the current semester.

If you have any questions about writing or the new appointment system, email the Writing Center or call x2245.