History Writing Resource Center
The History Writing Resource Center, located in 347 James Blair Hall, is the history department's dedicated consultation center for all student research and writing assignments. We work with history students at all levels, from those new to writing about history to advanced students working on their honors thesis.
The HWRC is staffed by Ph.D. students from the department. We have extensive experience in writing, researching, editing, and grading all types of history papers. We have all taught our own history courses at William & Mary, and have worked with undergraduate students in the history department for years.
Our center provides consultations for history department writing assignments, for courses cross-listed with the history department, or for assignments that have a very strong element of historical analysis inherent to them. If your paper does not meet these criteria, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with the Writing Resources Center at Swem Library.
Excellence in writing is hard work, but it is crucial to your success at William & Mary and in the future. We look forward to working with you.
The HWRC is open Monday through Friday during the academic year, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can book an appointment online, or contact us via e-mail or phone. We are closed for the summer but will be back open soon after classes resume in the fall.
Before making your appointment, please note:
- We offer 50-minute appointments that start at the beginning of the hour.
- Please schedule only one appointment at a time; follow-up consultations can be made after the initial meeting.
- Be sure to bring a hard copy of your work so far.
- If possible, please bring a copy of the prompt or instructions for your assignment.
- If you experience any technical difficulties in scheduling an online appointment, please [[write1,email us]]
Book an appointment online:
Please schedule your appointments at the top of an hour (slots are available each day at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00). If you schedule an appointment on a half hour, we may have to cancel and reschedule your appointment.
347 James Blair Hall | [[write1]] | 757- 221-3756