Welcome to the University Writing Center

WC1Welcome! The University Writing Center, located in Sterne Library 175, offers free one-on-one writing consultations for all UAB students. We help with all types of writing and at all stages of the writing process. Please visit our website regularly for the most up-to-date information, as we are always making updates to serve UAB students better. We look forward to working with you!

Click here to make an appointmentTo make an appointment, click the button to the left and log in with your Blazer ID and password. We also accept drop-in appointments, depending on our availability.


We offer 30-minute writing consultations that are open and free for all UAB students, from those in their first year all the way up to graduate students. Our experienced tutors will help students at any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment and brainstorming ideas to revising and refining a final draft. While we do not edit for students, we can help writers learn about their common errors and develop better editing processes. Please note that our one-on-one consultations are limited to current UAB students. At this time, we do not tutor faculty or alumni, but some of our workshops are open to the entire UAB community.

Fall Hours (August 25-December 5)

Monday
9:00-5:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday
9:00-5:00
Friday
9:00-Noon
Sunday
2:00-6:00
Online tutoring
MW 7:30-10:30 PM
SS 10:30-1:00 PM
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Meet the Tutors

Click here to meet the tutors working in the writing center this semester.

Ask-a-Tutor

If you have a specific question about writing, the Ask-a-Tutor service can help. Simply email askatutor@uab.edu with a question or short piece of writing (no longer than a paragraph), and a tutor will respond to you within 48 hours. People email us with all kinds of writing-related questions, including questions about research, grammar, formatting, documentation, and genres. We cannot review entire documents at this time.

Faculty members: Are you looking for a way to inform your students about our services? Please click here for a printable handout with information and FAQs. Our printable handout on different types of tutorials may also help you talk to your students about ways the UWC can assist them.

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