Writing Assistance

Looking to develop your writing skills and become a more confident writer?

Our Writing Assistance program offers BU undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni a supportive environment to develop and polish their written communication skills. During a Writing Assistance appointment, you will receive holistic guidance to support your growth as a writer!


Our Writing Fellows can provide valuable guidance at all stages of the writing process: from brainstorming and outlining, to drafting, formatting citations, revising, and more. Additionally, our Writing Fellows can provide you with targeted feedback for building an effective argument, refining style and voice, integrating evidence and quotations, and navigating feedback. They can also share effective techniques for self-editing and proofreading.

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  • Writing Assistance begins Monday, September 13. Sign up at erctutor.bu.edu starting September 9
  • Click here for helpful online writing resources!

Appointment Types

Traditional Appointments
  • 45 minutes
  • In person and virtual sessions
  • Booked in advance
  • For holistic review
Good for:
  • Students who are working on any stage of a written assignment: brainstorming, drafting, or revising
  • Concerns about clarity, argument or organization
Drop Ins
  • 20 minutes (max)
  • In person and virtual sessions
  • Not scheduled in advance
  • For limited review
Good for:
  • Specific concerns, such as: introduction, subject-verb agreement, or topic sentences
  • Getting specific feedback, but not enough time for a holistic review

What to Expect

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Writing can be difficult to navigate, but you don’t have to figure it out alone. We are here to help!

ERC Writing Fellows are graduate students with a strong background in effective writing who can offer writing advice and troubleshooting strategies for your projects. To make the most of your Writing Assistance appointment, it’s best to come prepared with your written work, plus specific questions, ideas, and goals you would like to work on with your Writing Fellow. The appointment is a judgement free zone where you can ask any and all questions. You will lead the appointment with the guidance of a Writing Fellow. Together, you will talk about your writing and what you are aiming to accomplish.

 

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FAQs

Additional Writing Centers & Resources

There are so many resources at BU, including tutoring, writing help, and more!
Explore all of your options with our Academic Resource Guide:

Still need help finding a Writing Assistance appointment?

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