Welcome to the University Writing CenterWelcome! The University Writing Center, located in Sterne Library 175, offers a number of free services for UAB students and faculty. We help with all types of writing and at all stages of the writing process. This website includes our hours and a description of our services. Please check back regularly, as we are always making updates to serve UAB better. We look forward to working with you!
To make an appointment, click the button to the left and then log in with your Blazer ID and password. We also accept drop-in appointments, depending on our availability. We no longer make appointments over the phone.
We offer 30-minute writing consultations that are open and free for all UAB 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.
Summer 2013 Hours (June 3-August 1)
Meet the Tutors
Click here to meet the tutors working in the writing center this semester.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring
The writing center is proud to announce that we now have a specialist on staff to work with students for whom English is a Second Language! Our ESL specialist is available on Mondays 5:00-8:00, Wednesdays 3:00-8:00, and Thursdays 5:00-7:00. To schedule an appointment, please log onto our online schedule system (see above) and select a time. The tutor is listed as "ESL Specialist (Brynn)" in the online system.
If you have a specific question about writing, the Ask-a-Tutor service can help. Simply email
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.