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Writing Center Appointments

In the Writing Center, upper-level Gallatin students are employed as Peer Writing Assistants (PWAs), trained to help other students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming about a subject, to clarifying a thesis, to organizing the structure of an essay.

In 2021-2022, the Writing Center will be offering some appointments online, over Zoom, and some in person at Gallatin. To book an appointment with a PWA, select your desired time and leave a brief description of what you would like to work on. You must be logged into your NYU Gmail account to make an appointment. Appointments will take place as one-on-one meetings. Those indicated as "In Person" will take place as 50-minute meetings at 1 Washington Place, room 423. Those indicated as "Virtual" will take place as one-hour meetings over Zoom. Note that Google Calendar displays only available appointments and displays all events in the user's local time zone.

To those canceling an appointment: Please do so at least 24 hours in advance, if at all possible, so another student can take your place.

To those seeking an appointment when none are available: Please keep an eye on the calendar. Though students are encouraged to cancel at least 24 hours in advance, some last-minute cancellations are inevitable.  

**The Gallatin Writing Center welcomes all Gallatin students and students taking Gallatin courses. For those who are neither Gallatin students nor enrolled in a Gallatin course, please contact the NYU Writing Center.**

 

Gallatin Writing Program's Peer Writing Center

Gallatin undergraduates work together in the Writing Center.

A Note on What to Expect at the Writing Center

At the Writing Center we can help you…

  • Articulate ideas, pose compelling questions, and structure a clear paper.
  • Work within the parameters of a particular assignment. For example, we can look over your paper with "fresh eyes" to see if your writing conveys what you want it to.
  • Address grammar and usage, in the service of helping you articulate ideas within your piece overall.   

We don't…

  • Quickly "fix" papers.
  • Proofread, though we are happy to provide additional resources and tips for proofreading.

Additional information…

  • Bring a printed copy (preferably two) of your writing.
  • Bring the assignment or prompt from your professor so that we can more accurately guide you.
  • Be on time for your appointment. Unfortunately when students are late, the appointment still ends at the scheduled time. Students are welcome to sign up for an appointment at a later date for additional help.
  • Walk-ins are welcome. However, please be aware that our appointments fill up quickly and we cannot guarantee a PWA will be available or, if they are available, how much time they will have to meet with you. The best way to ensure a spot for a full hour is to visit our website and make an appointment. Same-day appointments are allowed.
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so online and free up space for other students. If in the event the Writing Center must close during a time you have a scheduled appointment, you will receive an email and request to reschedule.
  • The Gallatin Writing Center welcomes all Gallatin students and students taking Gallatin courses. For those who are neither Gallatin students nor enrolled in a Gallatin course, please contact the NYU Writing Center

Questions? Email Meredith Wade, Writing Program Graduate Assistant.