Mission

Creating strong writers is about more than correcting weak writing. That is why the Writing Center is committed to helping registered UMB students become skilled, successful, and self-sufficient writers through one-on-one consultations, online writing resources, and a variety of workshops and events. We believe in educating people, not editing papers. Editing is too often a short-term fix that creates a cycle of dependence; education is the path to long-term freedom and confidence in writing.  Students meeting one-on-one with our staff can expect to actively expand their critical thinking, revision, and self-editing skills as our consultants use their papers as an opportunity for learning. Our ultimate goal is for students to do more than survive their coursework—we want them to thrive in their chosen career paths.