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Writing Resources Center

At W&M Writing is at the Center!

 At the Writing Resources Center, we help you strengthen your writing and communication skills by providing resources, workshops, and individual support for all kinds of assignments and projects that require writing: academic essays, presentations, storyboards, posters, personal statements, creative writing, applications, and more. 

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Individual Support

The heart of the WRC is the one-on-one consultationWriters from all disciplines and levels are welcome to make an appointment with one of our trained peer consultants who can help at any stage of the process – from idea, to draft, to revision.  You'll begin your free 50-minute consultation by identifying goals for the session. You may want to focus on:

  • Developing a thesis
  • Clarifying ideas
  • Structuring an argument
  • Strengthening specific paragraphs or sentences
  • Designing and delivering a presentation

Once your goals are clear, you and the consultant will work together to explore possibilities. Although collaborative, at no time does the consultant take over authorship of your work. Many writers come in just to explore their ideas with an attentive, sympathetic audience.

Other Resources

In addition to consultations, we also offer:

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Reference Materials
The WRC keeps a variety of handbooks about academic writing, documentation manuals, and handouts. We also maintain a set of curated links on our Re:Sources for Writing Success page.
Class Visits and Tours
Faculty may request that consultants visit their classes to explain the WRC's services. 
Faculty Services
We are available to assist faculty with integrating writing into courses across disciplines, to support special writing projects, and to accept individual student referrals.
Online Consultations
For students who are studying abroad or are otherwise unable to visit us in Swem Library, we offer online consultations during our regular hours. 
Workshops and Presentations
We offer workshops and presentations to faculty and student groups and are available to collaborate on topics of interest.

Make an appointment for a consultation, or contact us for more information. We look forward to working with you!