Writing Support

Our writing consultants are friendly, experienced, non-judgmental readers who can support you through any stage in your writing process: from brainstorming and organizing ideas, to drafting, clarifying, and polishing. Our writing support is collaborative, and we believe every writer deserves a discerning, compassionate reader. ARC writing support is free for any undergraduate or graduate student in the school of Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

Book an appointment or see our drop-in hours

Papers for Any Class

We can help you strengthen your argument, clarify and organize your ideas, develop your writing style, understand citations and disciplinary conventions, and become more confident about your writing.

First-Year Writing

Our first-year writing tutors are English 1, 2, 3, and 4 instructors who can help you transition to college-level writing. These tutors work exclusively with students in classes that fulfill the College Writing Foundation Requirement.

Senior Thesis

Because longer writing projects like a thesis can benefit from early and regular discussion of the overall structure, chapter outlines, early drafts, and later polishing, we offer the Senior Writers Action Group, a writing group especially for senior thesis writers. We also offer STEM writing workshops, and public speaking practice to help you prepare for your defense or conference presentations.

Graduate Writing

We meet with graduate students from Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering to support everything from seminar papers to qualifying papers, theses and dissertations, and grant applications. We also offer writing groups just for graduate students and retreats for thesis and dissertation writers.

Personal Statements for Applications

Whether you’re applying for law school, medical school, graduate school, grants, fellowships, or scholarships, or other opportunities, we can help you develop and polish your personal statement.

We also provide Tufts alumni feedback on personal statements. This service is limited to three appointments. Email us with the answers to the following questions:

  • What type of personal statement are you working on?
  • Are you able to meet in person?
  • What is your deadline?
  • What are your main concerns?
Support for Multilingual and International Students

Our specially-trained writing consultants can help non-native speakers of English better understand grammar and diction choices for greater clarity in writing, as well as disciplinary conventions and American academic expectations.

Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Our writing consultations offer a safe space for you to develop strategies for incorporating outside sources into your writing. Strategies we teach include properly integrating quotations, paraphrasing effectively and appropriately, and citing correctly.