Saunders Writing Center

Papers and reports are a major part of learning at The University of Tampa. To succeed, students need to write papers that communicate ideas clearly and creatively. The Saunders Writing Center can help them achieve this goal, with one-on-one peer tutoring to help sharpen writing skills. 

An excellent resource for students of all writing abilities, the Center is staffed by experienced student writers under the guidance of Dr. Mark Putnam, associate professor of English. These student tutors are selected from a variety of majors, to provide knowledgeable guidance for papers across the curriculum. Tutors assist students by giving constructive comments that can transform a rough draft into an academic masterpiece. Just remember to bring drafts in early enough to allow time to revise and edit before the assignment's deadline.

Individual sessions with an experienced tutor can help students achieve the following

  • Clear, concise writing
  • Fuller communication of ideas
  • Correctness of form

Participants can take advantage of the Center's free resources not only for required writing, but for any writing, regardless of genre or length. The University of Tampa has several student publications - The Minaret, Moroccan, Neon and Respondez! - so students should feel free to bring in poems, short stories, articles or other writing projects.

Spring 2014 Schedule

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday
Friday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 7 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:15 a.m. - 7 p.m.
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

To connect to better writing, visit the Saunders Writing Center in Plant Hall, Room 323, or call (813) 253-6244 for an appointment. Semester hours will be announced by the second week of classes (once the tutors' schedules are certain), but convenient weekly hours are guaranteed. Any genre of writing is welcome.

Graduate Writing Workshop

UT offers a two-week intensive writing enrichment workshop for graduate students. EWGL 6000 Effective Writing at the Graduate Level is designed primarily for graduate students whose first language is not English, but domestic students are welcome as space allows.