How (and why) you should use ASU Writing Centers

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Whether you’re writing a paper for class, working on a scholarship application or even sending an email, you want it to be well-written. That’s where the ASU Writing Centers come in. You can schedule a 30-minute session at any of the writing centers to work with a writing tutor. You’ll go over your draft with them, address any questions you have, get feedback and learn how you can improve your work to create an updated version you’re proud of.

The details: Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a writing tutor. Appointments can be made for in-person or virtual sessions. Details are listed in the table below. 

In-person appointment

Tempe campus Writing Center, Noble Library room 280

Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Virtual appointment


Monday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sunday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Drop-in appointment (maximum of 25 minutes)


9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

How to prepare: Before heading to the Writing Center or logging in to your Zoom session (five minutes early is preferred), you should do some prep work. First, review your work on your own and identify the areas you’re having trouble with. 

This could be anything from needing help organizing your ideas to not being sure what to cut out to meeting your word count and anything in between. Coming up with questions or areas for the tutor to focus on in their review will make the session as beneficial as possible. 

What to bring with you:

  • Your ASU ID card (or 10-digit student ID).

  • Printed or digital copy of the piece you want reviewed.

  • The rubric or assignment description.

If you want to further your writing knowledge, check out these helpful and informative videos on the writing process from ASU and Crash Course or join an undergraduate writing workshop


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