The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers writing workshops, drop-in writing assistance, and scheduled individual writing consultations at any stage of the writing process.

Professional Writing Specialists and Writing Peer Tutors assist with:

  • Getting started on your essay and choosing a topic.
  • Brainstorming ideas and methods for an upcoming paper.
  • Outlining and organizing your writing tasks.
  • Strengthening your thesis, arguments, and ideas for your paper.
  • Structuring sentences and choosing words most effectively.
  • Documenting and citing sources.
  • Revising your drafts.
  • Improving your writing and research skills.

ARC Writing Specialists provide expert writing assistance in all disciplines and are available for advanced or same day appointments. ARC Writing Peer Tutors, referred by faculty for their academic success and writing skills, are available with 24-hour notice. The ARC also has some discipline-specific writing tutors (science lab reports, APA citation) under the WCOnline ARC Peer Tutoring schedule.

To make the most of your appointment, review your assignment and paper comments before the appointment, bring a copy of the assignment and your paper to the appointment along with research materials or texts, and be prepared with questions and areas you would like to focus on during the appointment.

Schedule an Individual Appointment

(Select the “ARC Writing Assistance” schedule from the drop-down menu.)

Drop-In Writing Assistance

In addition to individual appointments, the ARC Writing Peer Tutors offer drop-in writing help in LIB G-04 or online on select evenings during the academic year. The drop-in writing schedule is available under the WCOnline ARC Writing Assistance Calendar.

Learning Commons Toolbox: Writing Workshops

The ARC Writing Specialists offer workshops focused on strengthening college writing, including the use of citations, and writing personal statements for graduate school.

Click here for information on Drop-In Writing Assistance and Toolbox Workshops

Connect With Us!



617-735-9755 | Cardinal Cushing Library G-04 (Ground Level)

Appointments for peer tutoring, writing assistance, or academic coaching: Welcome Center (WCOnline) 

Tutoring Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 5-8 p.m.