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 Fall 2021, 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.
**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.**
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.
- Quickly "fix" papers.
- Proofread, though we are happy to provide additional resources and tips for proofreading.
- 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 Corinne Butta, Writing Program Graduate Assistant.