The CAS Center for Writing

Writing Tutoring

The CAS Center for Writing offers one-on-one tutorials free of charge to students with papers from Writing Program courses (CAS WR courses) and their equivalents (such as EN 120, EN 220, HI 150, etc) and to students with papers from other CAS courses (on a walk-in basis only). Tutoring is provided for CAS academic papers only. For help with career-related, technical, and professional writing, or papers for other BU courses, please contact the Educational Resource Center, the COM Writing Center, or the Career Center.

Tutorials take place at the Center for Writing and at a satellite location at Mugar Library. Students may reserve tutorial sessions online, by phone, or in person as follows:

If you are seeking help for a WR paper or a paper in a WR-equivalent course, you may sign up by phone (617-358-1500), in person, or online . Be sure to sign up with the tutor specializing in your class level. For example, if you are enrolled in WR 097, sign up only with those tutors next to whose names you see a (WR 097)  designation. If you are enrolled in WR 100 or WR 150, please do not sign up for slots intended for students in other class levels. Because of the high demand for tutorial services, signing up for tutors who do not specialize in your class level will cause you to receive a warning notice and your appointment to be canceled.

If you are seeking help for a paper from a CAS course that is not a WR course, you are welcome to use the center on a walk-in basis. Online or phone reservations will not be accepted for non-WR (or non-WR-equivalent) CAS courses. As a walk-in, please come at the start of an appointment time to check if a tutor is available. Appointments begin at 9 a.m., and each one lasts 45 minutes. You may have the best chance of getting an appointment if you come at the start of an appointment that has been designated as a walk-in only appointment.

Due to the high demand for tutorial services in the center, we encourage you to reserve your appointments a week in advance. Please review our policies before coming to your first appointment.

Writing Center Coordinator

David Shawn, dshawn@bu.edu

Main Location

CAS Center for Writing
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
617-358-1500

Satellite Location

Mugar Library
771 Commonwealth Avenue
1st floor, Alcove 2 (next to the Reference Desk)

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