The BYU Writing Center has served writers across campus for more than thirty years. Our writing tutors provide between 9,000 and 10,000 free tutoring sessions each year and help writers from almost every college on campus. We work with any writer on any assignment at any stage of the writing process.
Since we hope to help students gain and make use of transferable writing skills, we seek to engage writers in conversations about writing principles, processes, and practices. We focus on developing writers, not just papers, and seek to improve writers one assignment at a time.
The BYU Writing Center provides a supportive and resource-rich environment where writers develop their ideas, consider a reader's response to their writing, discuss revision strategies and writing principles, and increase their confidence and abilities in writing.
Our Core Beliefs
- We are all writers and learners
- Learning to write is an individual, ongoing process that requires experimentation, practice, and time
- Collaborative learning is a valuable mode of learning that relies upon effective communication and adaptability
- Writing facilitates learning and community, so context, audience, and genre matter
- All writers--emerging to advanced--can benefit from sharing their writing with careful, supportive readers
- Writing center work is important, professional work
The Research & Writing Center
The BYU Writing Center has partnered with Library Instruction to open the Research and Writing Center (RWC), located in the Harold B. Lee Library. The RWC is a collaborative service in which writing tutors and research consultants work side by side to provide writing and research assistance to students across campus. Students can drop in for help with research, writing, or both. All Writing Center services and resources are available at both the JKB and HBLL (RWC) locations, and RWC evening hours extends the availability of writing help for students across campus. For additional information, visit the HBLL’s RWC website (Link to forthcoming website).
The BYU Writing Center and its staff are members of the International Writing Centers Association, the Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and participate in additional professional programs, such as the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing.