Writing, Speaking,
and Argument Program


  • February 28, 2017

    Spring Break Hours

    During spring break tutoring will be closed from Sunday 3/12 to Sunday 3/19.

  • February 14, 2017

    Conversation Practice Sessions

    The speaking fellows are excited to announce the launch of a new service: conversation practice! During these sessions, students will be able to practice professional, academic, or casual conversation.

    Conversation practice is available Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays from 7:00-10:00 pm and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-10:00 pm.

  • February 6, 2017

    Colloquium and Julietta Awards

    Nominations for the Julietta Wolf-Foster Outstanding Writing Consultant Award will be accepted February 13 through March 24. Nominate a consultant here!

    Submissions for the Annual Undergraduate Writing Contest will be open February 13 through March 13!

    Tutoring appointments are open for scheduling here.

  • January 16, 2017

    Tutoring for Spring 2017

    Writing Consultant appointments will be available beginning Monday, January 23.

    Writing Fellows will be opening Sunday, January 29.

    Speaking Fellows will be opening Monday, January 30.

    Click here for updated tutoring hours.

  • December 28, 2016

    Winter Break Office Hours

    The main office will be open for our normal hours over winter break (8am-12pm) and closed on the 2nd of January.

  • November 29, 2016

    Upcoming Events


    Starting: 2pm Sunday 12/11

    Ending: 8am Monday 12/12

    Where: RR Library G121 (WSAP Main Office)

    UR Night to Write

    Monday December 12, 7p-11p

    Where: Hawkins Carlson Room, RR Lib

Awards & Contests

Nominate a writing consultant for the Juliet Wolf-Foster Award!

Submit a paper or multimodal project completed anytime during your undergraduate career to the Annual Undergraduate Writing Colloquium Contest!

Faculty, contact Stefanie.sydelnik@rochester.edu to nominate a student for an outstanding paper written for one of your courses!

Did you know?

  • You can join our team. Apply for available positions, including tutors, teachers, and staff.

    Click the circles below for more.

  • We have anywhere from X to Y writing tutors available during normal office hours.

    Click the circles below for more.

2016Writing Colloquium

The 2016 Undergraduate Writing Colloquium contest winners can be found here.

Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program

The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program leads the effort to build a strong community of writers, readers, and researchers, guided by advice from an interdisciplinary faculty committee.

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