Temple's Writing Center provides help for graduate and undergraduate students who are working on papers for classes, theses, and dissertations. The center offers a variety of services to meet different needs. For undergraduate students, these services include face-to-face tutoring, email tutoring, writing fellows, writing workshops, in-center seminars. For graduate students, in addition to the services listed above, we offer face-to-face tutoring, read-ahead tutoring, writers groups, dissertation bootcamps, and brown-bag seminars. We provide more than 7000 tutorial sessions every year, and more than 2500 individual student per year choose to use our service.
The Writing Center is also the administrative home for Temple's writing-intensive course program. All Temple students are required to take at least two designated w-courses in their major as a requirement of graduation. These courses are taught by faculty in the disciplines. Writing Center staff, along with the Writing-Intensive Course Committee (WICC) oversees the program. The Writing Center sponsors faculty development activities for faculty teaching writing-intensive courses, including workshops, seminars, and one-on-one consultations.
The Writing Center was founded in 1988. It is part of the portfolio of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.