Virtual Writing Center Fall 2020

To continue serving the UMB community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer two types of virtual appointments: online tutoring (you meet virtualy with a consultant) and eTutoring appointments (you will receive written feedback). Please read the specific guidelines for online and eTutoring appointments before scheduling an appointment. You can then click this link to make an appointment. Our website also continues to provide you with several virtual resources. 


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Writing Center Instagram Challenge

Take a picture of your writing space and hashtag it with #UMBwritingspaces and #umbcampuslife. You can also use other hashtags that folks have used on Instagram, such as #writingspacesproject, #writingspace, or #whereiwrite. So share your spaces - you can participate more than once!

We will announce the winner of the Instagram challenge on Thursday, September 10, via Social Media. Our team of writing consultants will select a winner in these three categories:

  1. the most comfortable looking space
  2. the most unusual space
  3. the most colorful space

For more details, check out the ELM calendar entry for our virtual open house at noon on Friday, August 28, 2020. 


At the UMB Writing Center, we see ourselves as collaborators in your revision process. We aim to work with you to develop strategies for revision and to respond to the globalized and interprofessional realities of our lived experiences as students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, faculty, and members of local and global communities. Our work aims both to acknowledge and reach across borders shaped by language, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, mobility, culture, citizenship and nationality, dis/ability, socio-economic status, class, and indigeneity.

Our face-to-face and online consultations, workshops, online and hardcopy writing guides, library of writing references, and video recordings support you on the lifelong journey as scholarly and professional writers.

Writing Consultations

Want to become a better writer? We can help. Schedule a one-on-one appointment now!

Writing Consultations

Writing Resources

Don't have time for a consultation? Find the answers to common questions in our handouts.

Writing Resources

Online Workshops

Need help with the fundamentals of writing? Take one of our video-based online workshops.

Online Workshops