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Writing & Speaking Center

The Writing & Speaking Center provides tutoring services to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.

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Graduate Writing Support

We assist graduate students from across all disciplines through workshops, writing groups, and boot camps.

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Writing Studies Minor

The Writing Studies Minor offers an extended study of writing, speaking, and argument for students from all disciplines.

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Graduate Instructors Needed

The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program is hiring for graduate teaching opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year! To learn more about these opportunities, please visit our Graduate Employment page. To help prepare application materials, the program will be holding the following course description workshops. Please RSVP for the workshops through the registration page.

How to Write a Course Description for Theme-Based Writing Courses
When: January 14, 2020 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Critiquing Course Description Drafts
When: January 17, 2020 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Peer Review of Course Description Drafts
When: January 24, 2020 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.


November 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Write-a-thon!

Write-a-thon will begin on Sunday, December 8th at 2 p.m. and will continue until 7 a.m. on December 9th. Writing Fellows will be on hand the entire 17 hours to provide peer tutoring on your writing.


2019Writing Colloquium

Submissions are now closed for the 2019 Undergraduate Writing Colloquium Contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. Here is a list of this year's winners!

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Night to Write

At UR Night to Write, students can drop in anytime and write as long as they would like. Snacks, coffee, crafts, and good company will help fuel productivity and fight end-of-semester procrastination. Research librarians and writing tutors will be on-hand to help answer questions.

Date: Monday, December 9th, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

Location: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

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We have tutoring hours almost every day! See our current hours by selecting Hours and Locations under the Tutoring tab on the main menu.

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

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is a University of Rochester initiative dedicated to tackling the rising issue of student food insecurity on campus. Their mission is to meet the necessary food and personal care needs of our Arts, Science & Engineering undergraduate and graduate students so that they can focus on their college experience. To learn more about the Food Pantry, how it works, or how to donate items, please visit the link below.

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