Our Mission

The UTC Writing and Communication Center is a free resource for all UTC writers, whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student, and a faculty or staff member. Our aim is to provide a site that fosters a writing community:

  • to give writers a comfortable place in which to write
  • to provide writers’ resources: style guides, dictionaries, computers for research/word processing    
  • to provide one-on-one or group writing consultations
  • to offer instructors feedback on writing assignment design and on facilitating successful peer review

Because our mission is to help the UTC community become better writers, rather than simply “fixing” individual texts, we work to make consultation sessions as interactive as possible. No papers or other written documents are dropped off for editing or proofreading. Instead, writers read their texts aloud while tutors listen and follow up with questions for clarification and feedback on focus, thesis, organization, etc. tutors will respond to writing from any discipline, as well as help with resumes, cover letters, graduate school applications, and personal/creative writing.