Author Archives: ahackne

The Emory Writing Center stands with those protesting police brutality and systemic racism

The Emory Writing Center stands with those protesting police brutality and systemic racism, and we support the courageous Emory students charging our institution’s leaders to take immediate actions to ensure, as the students say in their open letter, that Emory will “provide a safe, welcoming and equitable environment for its students, especially Black and marginalized students.” We are also committed to making the Writing Center (our online spaces as well as our physical ones) a safe, welcoming, and equitable environment, especially for Black and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and community members.

We pledge to continue and expand our efforts to foster equity and inclusion in our tutoring, hiring, professional development, programming, and community partnership work. We will also begin publicly communicating these actions via our website. We will hold ourselves accountable, and we invite the campus and broader community to hold us accountable as well.

Words have power: power to oppress, power to resist, power to express, power to inspire. With gratitude for the inspiring words Emory students shared in their recent letter, we renew our commitment to empowering writers of all races, places, socioeconomic classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, citizenship statuses, abilities, and linguistic backgrounds to grow and share their unique voices while respectfully engaging the voices of others. We welcome your input and invitations to collaborate as we pursue this essential work.

In Solidarity,
Dr. Mandy Suhr-Sytsma and the Writing Center Staff

Contact Us:
Emory Writing Center Facebook page

The EWC Opens Today!

neon-openThe Emory Writing Center opens for summer semester today! Tutors will be offering remote sessions via Zoom on Monday and Tuesday 2pm-8pm and Wednesday and Thursday 9am-2pm. Please read about our special summer policies and then make an appointment.

LGS Weekly Writing Group


Need a little normalcy and constancy amid all the chaos? Want to just focus for a few hours and write and not worry about Coronavirus? Come virtually join the Laney Graduate School (LGS) Writing Group every Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM starting March 24. Check in with us via our Facebook page, we’ll write for an hour using the Pomodoro Technique and then you can either meet with one of the Writing Center Staff on Zoom to get feedback on your work or just keep writing. All projects are welcome – dissertation chapters, articles, conference papers, reviews, whatever you are working on.

EWC Will Offer Distance Tutoring


Due to Emory University’s transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020, the Emory Writing Center’s Atlanta campus location is closed. The Writing Center will offer distance tutoring via Zoom conferences beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. For more information about this development, please visit our website.

Please Stay Home If You Are Sick


In an effort to keep Emory Writing Center tutors and visitors healthy, we ask that you stay home if you are ill and/or have a fever. If Writing Center tutors notice that you are sick, they may ask you to go home and reschedule your appointment. Please reschedule your appointment after you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours.

Emory University recommends that our community take the following steps to prevent the spread of germs:

  • Use hand sanitizer routinely (at least 60% alcohol) and wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue.
  • Use a face mask only if you are ill (not necessary when you are well). All ill students with fever and cough will be masked prior to entering Student Health Services.
  • Stay at home if you are ill, especially if you have a fever. Resume regular routines when you are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications.
  • For environmental hygiene, use bleach wipes and wipe down all commonly touched surfaces.
  • As COVID-19 mimics the flu, it is not too late to get your flu shot to limit your risk of having a similar illness.

These and other measures can be reviewed here.

Emory University’s corona virus updates can be found here.

We’re Hiring!


The Writing Center is hiring undergraduate tutors for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Applications are due by Monday, February 24th. We encourage students of all disciplines to apply. Visit for more information and application instructions.

Weekly Writing Group Open to All LGS Students


In Fall 2019, we began co-hosting a well-received weekly writing group with the LGS English Language Support Program, so we’ll continue this spring. The group meets for a two hour block each week: Tuesdays from noon to 2pm in Woodruff Library 214, beginning January 21st. For the first hour, we write quietly, using the Pomodoro method. Those who can stay for a second hour keep writing or discuss their writing with a member of our staff. Come every week or just when you can. No RSVP needed.

Extended Hours


The end of the semester is almost here! Emory Writing Center will open one hour early (at 10 AM) on Wed. 12/4, Thu. 12/5, Mon. 12/9, and Tue. 12/10 to meet the extra demand for tutoring appointments as we near the end of the semester.

Check WCOnline for tutor availability and to make an appointment, as we can only see walk-in clients on a limited basis.

Please be reminded that we cannot tutor take home exams without the written consent of your instructor. Visit our website for a full list of our policies.

Pasta for Your Post-College Problems


Celebrate with the Writing Center Today!

celebrateThe National Day on Writing was Sunday, October 20, but it’s never too late to celebrate! Join the Emory Writing Center as we celebrate the National Day on Writing today (Wednesday, October 23)! Tutors will be in front of Woodruff Library from 10 AM to 2 PM with refreshments, games, and giveaways including a raffle for an Amazon Kindle. We hope to see you there!