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Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in 310 E. H. Butler Library, offers an array of free services to assist and support students with any type of writing, throughout all stages of the writing process. 

Services Offered

For Students:

One-to-one conversation with a peer or professional tutor on any writing assignment, at any stage of the writing process. Just some of the areas that tutors assist with include

  • understanding your assignment
  • brainstorming/prewriting
  • development/focus/thesis
  • organization 
  • citations
  • sentence revisions (including grammar, punctuation, and word choice)


For Faculty:

  • Class visits (5-10 minute presentation from a tutor on the Writing Center's services)
  • Customized in-class workshops on writing-related topics
  • One-to-one consultations on writing assignment design and implementation




Fall 2019 Hours*

Monday, August 26 through December 6:


10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

* The Writing Center will be closed Sunday, October 13 through Tuesday, October 15 for Fall Break. 

Appointments (Face-to-face and Online)

We take walk-ins whenever possible, but we recommend that students make an appointment via the Bengal Success Portal.

When making your appointment, choose your preferred time, then choose your location--either in person in 310 Butler or online with Google Docs (if you choose the online option, you'll then see instructions on how to proceed).

Whether you visit us in 310 Butler or meet us online, we look forward to working with you!



Contact Us

To make, reschedule or cancel an appointment or ask quick writing-related questions, call the Writing Center during open hours at (716) 878-3655.

For all other inquiries about the Writing Center and its services or to request an in-class workshop or class visit, email or call faculty director Dr. Maggie Herb at or (716) 878-4849.




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1300 Elmwood Ave  •   •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: Phone: (716) 878-5223