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Writing Center Appointments

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Writing Support at Gallatin

Both short and long-term writing support are available to Gallatin students and students taking Gallatin courses at any stage in their undergraduate studies.

Gallatin Writing Center

At the Gallatin Writing Center, students can make an appointment to receive help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming a subject, to clarifying a thesis, to organizing the structure of an essay. Upper-level Gallatin students are employed as Peer Writing Assistants (PWAs), trained to help other students develop a piece of writing.

In 2023-2024, the Writing Center will offer 50-minute appointments in person at Gallatin (1 Washington Place, room 423). 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. Note that Google Calendar displays only available appointments and displays all events in the user's local time zone. (For those who are neither Gallatin students nor enrolled in a Gallatin course, please contact the NYU Writing Center.)

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. You may also stop by the Writing Center during the hours listed below to see if a PWA is available.

Questions? Email Meredith Wade, Writing Program Graduate Assistant.

Writing Center Hours - Fall 2023


11:00 - 1:00


11:00 - 2:00


9:00 - 11:00


9:00 - 12:00

5:00 - 8:00

9:00 - 2:00

4:00 - 6:00

Gabler Writing Partners

Thanks to a generous gift from the Gabler family, the Writing Program also offers sustained writing help to Gallatin students who would like to improve their academic writing. Participating students work one-on-one with a Gallatin peer who has been trained to provide dialogue-based writing support in weekly hour-long sessions starting at the end of October and continuing through the end of the spring semester.

In each meeting, the student seeking writing support can work with their partner to plan approaches to writing assignments, workshop drafts in progress, review professor comments and strategies for revision, and discuss and practice elements of writing process and craft. The ideal candidates for this program are eager to grow as writers and able to commit to weekly meetings for the duration of the school year.

If you are interested in receiving the help of a Gabler Writing Partner, email Allyson Paty about availability. The next open call will be in January 2024.

Writing support at Gallatin 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.   

Peer Writing Assistants and Gabler Partners 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.

Meet the Peer Writing Assistants!

Ama Akoto (BA '25)

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Hi, everybody! My name is Ama (she/they/he) and I’m a third year at Gallatin studying Postcolonial Anthropologies of Social Difference with a focus on city spaces. At NYU, I spend the majority of my time researching and writing academic papers but I also love to journal and write short stories when I can. My studies have taken me through various courses and internships focused on social justice, the humanities, and critical analysis. As a PWA, I can support you at every step in the writing process and provide feedback on clarity, conciseness, and anything else you may need. Looking forward to to working together!

Ari Peritz-Means (BA '24)

Peer Writing Assistant Ari Peritz-Means poses with a book and potted plants

Hi, my name is Ariel Peritz-Means, and I am a rising senior at Gallatin! My concentration is law, literature, and philosophy and I am a philosophy minor. I am particularly interested in immanent critique, which is the left Hegelian/neo-Marxist tract in critical theory. I am also interested in constitutional law and jurisprudence, and literary analysis.

Patrick Bowe (BA '26)

Peer Writing Assistant Patrick Bowe poses outside in front of a building

Hi, My name is Patrick, and I’m a sophomore at Gallatin. My interests are writing, economics, and statistics, with most of my focus going towards writing. I have taken classes in various forms of writing and write frequently on my own, so I can help with whatever analytical or creative writing you’re doing. Writing is a big part of my life, and I have spent a lot of time trying to improve my own writing skills and those of others. I’m excited to help you with whatever you need.

Suba Senthil (BA '25)

Peer Writing Assistant Suba Senthil smiles in front of a bookshelf

Hi! My name is Suba and I’m a junior at Gallatin. I’m concentrating in music business, fashion marketing, and political science. Writing is at the core of my interests, and such a powerful tool of communication which translates onto every subject. In my time at Gallatin, I’ve taken a variety of courses from the arts, to business, as well as economics; no matter the subject material itself, I think writing allows us to draw extrapolations from theory or more academic writing onto the subject material we each individually are interested in.