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The mission of the Writing Resource Center at the American Academy of Art is to promote student success by supporting students in their pursuit of their academic goals.

Fall Semester Hours

About the Writing Resource Center

The goals of the WRC are to help students become more independent, confident, and stronger writers. The WRC aims to assist students in all steps of the writing process so that they are able to think critically about their own writing. The WRC offers individual and group support with hands-on instruction from the peer tutor and/or the librarian including:

  • MLA/Citation help
  • Paraphrasing
  • Sentence structure/grammar
  • Paragraph/essay organization
  • Artist statements
  • Research assignments
  • Professional Correspondence – cover letters, resumes, etc
  • Polishing

We can provide help with all steps of the writing process and assist with any projects beyond writing such as presentations and artist statements.  

Policies & Procedures

Students: General Policy

  1. Attend all classes and prepare sufficiently.
  2. Think of your tutor as a resource person. Be open to their suggestions regarding your study of and approach to the course.
  3. The goal of tutoring is for the student to become independent as quickly as possible. Please keep this in mind – the tutor is there to help, not do all the work for you.
  4. You must be willing to work independently after a tutor has gone over a concept with you.
  5. Students should not wait until the last minute for tutoring. Start coming for help early in the semester.

Students: Walk-In

  1. You must sign in each time you arrive for tutoring. Your signature acknowledges your agreement to abide by these guidelines.
  2. Mark the sections you do not understand and prepare specific questions for the tutor.
  3. Come prepared with a draft or outline of the assignment along with the syllabus and/or assignment sheet.

Students: Online Appointment

  1. When you make an appointment online, this counts as your signature acknowledging your agreement to abide by these guidelines.
  2. Upload your writing file whenever possible. This allows the tutor to read the paper ahead of your appointment time. If you do not upload a file of your writing, â€‹come prepared with a draft or outline of the assignment along with the syllabus and/or assignment sheet.
  3. Fill out the appointment information as clearly and thoroughly as possible.


If you have a writing component to your class (no matter how big or small), please send your assignment instructions to

This will allow our peer tutors to read through the assignment beforehand and better help students.

Make an Appointment Online