The Writing Center is part of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.
The Writing Center is a free academic support service available to all members of the Brown Community. Writing Center staff are experienced writers and teachers who participate in ongoing training in Writing Center theory and practice and non-hierarchical methods of teaching writing one-on-one. Experienced as well as inexperienced writers are encouraged to come to the Center to talk about and work on their writing. Writing Center staff can work with writers who are just starting, midway through, and at the finishing stages of a project. Writers work with the Center to talk through their ideas to gain greater clarity and a sense of purpose (sometimes before they have even begun writing), to overcome writer's block, to develop a writing schedule, to appropriately and persuasively address particular audiences, to tighten their arguments, to strengthen their organizational structures, and to work on issues of clarity and style. While the Writing Center does not offer copy-editing, we do work with writers in one-on-one consultations to develop self-editing skills.