Here’s what SLU students are saying about their work with our consultants:
I have nothing but gratitude and positive things to say. I have not done any type of school work in over five years and the Writing Center definitely helped me outline my ideas.
I always leave the Writing Center feeling more confident and uplifted.
I was having trouble starting an assignment. My consultant helped me work out what I wanted to write and now I feel very confident about getting my paper done.
The Writing Center is not just a place to consider when you are in a crunch or feel it’s an emergency situation. It can help you consistently grow in your writing skills and knowledge throughout your college career. I have learned something new every time.
Working on a regular basis with my consultant helps me stay on pace with the work and keep the anxiety at bay. It’s becoming easier to answer a question presented in an assignment and to focus the paper on answering that question.
This is so awesome! I have not attended school in about 5 years and this benefit is just amazing.
I am immensely grateful to the Writing Center, which has been instrumental in the success of my semester. As an ESL student, I attend weekly consultations. I learned not only grammar and spelling but how to organize my ideas, structure, and goals. For me the Writing Center is like another class. Thanks to all the staff’s patience and dedication, I have become closer to being a better writer.
I really look forward to going to my Writing Center appointments. The staff is attentive to my writing concerns and the constructive criticism is always on point.
The Writing Center is extremely helpful for getting your ideas off the ground. They help to give you better direction in your writings, and help to reassure you when you experience EXTREME writer’s block.
Please utilize this valuable resource at various stages of your papers. You’ll find it very helpful. Getting an additional perspective will save you a lot of time, as they see right away what it may take you several reads to see, if at all.
The Writing Center is a tremendously valuable resource at SLU. From organizing your thoughts and arguments to structuring your paper in a way that makes the content optimally digestible to your target reader, or any reader for that matter, the consultants at the Writing Center can help you submit a stronger and more cohesive assignment.
This is one of the best resources SLU has to offer students and to help them truly succeed.
The CUNY SLU Writing Center offers students one-to-one help on any writing project, at any stage of the writing process.
One of just a few writing centers in the country designed specifically to meet the needs of working adults, the CUNY SLU Writing Center is staffed by professional consultants who encourage your work and help you build on your strengths.
A Writing Center consultation can take many forms – from brainstorming an argument to polishing a references page. Usually, though, a writing consultant will read and respond to your work, offering concrete advice and, crucially, encouragement. Our writing consultants are all experienced classroom teachers, but, unlike your professors, they won’t give you a grade. Instead, they’ll give you what almost any writer needs in order to do her best work – a compassionate first read that identifies strengths as well as areas to develop. Consultations can be in-person, on the phone, or online, via chat.
Frequently Asked Questions
The CUNY SLU Writing Center is located at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies in Manhattan, at 25 W. 43rd Street.
Look for our banner on the 19th Floor, across from the student computer lab.
Queens College student? Visit the Murphy Queens Writing Center.
Please check our online scheduler for appointment availability.
Sessions are generally available at the following times:
- Monday – Thursday: 12pm-2pm; 4pm-7pm
- Friday: 12pm-4pm
- Select Saturdays: 10am-2pm or 11am-3pm
Library and Research
All CUNY SLU students have access to the Graduate Center Library resources.
Any CUNY SLU student can make an appointment with Graduate Center reference librarian Mason Brown. Email Mason to make an appointment.
Reading & Writing Support Groups
We created Reading and Writing Support Groups to provide a forum where you’ll feel comfortable asking questions about reading and writing that you didn’t want to – or get to – ask in class. The facilitator will introduce models of successful writing, and you’ll have a chance to share and receive feedback on your work from the group (sharing your work is not required). Select “Reading and Writing Support Groups” from the dropdown on our schedule to sign up.
Does my thesis make sense? Have I arranged my paragraphs in a logical order? Do my in-text citations look right?
These are the kinds of questions that we can help answer through Written Feedback, which may be a good option if you’re short on time and you don’t feel like you need to have a probing conversation about your paper.
To request Written Feedback, select the Written Feedback calendar on the dropdown menu on our schedule, then follow the instructions for attaching your paper and submitting your questions. We can usually respond to your paper within two business days.
In-person, phone and online appointments last 45 minutes to allow consultants time to write session records.