The James A. Glenn Writing Center provides free services to all members of the Xavier community--undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.  The tutors in the center can help at any stage of the writing process:  understanding an assignment, generating ideas, drafting, organizing, revising, editing (addressing sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation concerns), and documenting sources. Writers can also receive assistance in refining cover letters and résumés, and other such non-class-related writing projects. 

The mission of the Writing Center is to support writers in their efforts to become better writers. The Writing Center thus does not provide proof-reading services, where a writer drops off an essay for us to 'fix' before the writer picks it up again. Tutors will, however, do something better: they'll sit down with writers, assisting them in learning how to proofread for their own particular pattern of errors and to edit their own work. As experienced writers know, discussing a writing project and getting informed feedback helps all writers to clarify their ideas and to express them more effectively.

We recommend that appointments for tutorial assistance (either in person or distance learning) be made in advance, although walk-in appointments are possible if a tutor is available. No appointment is required to use the Center's computer lab.


Conaton Learning Commons,          Room 400


  • Mon & Weds: 9 AM - 8 PM
  • Tues & Thurs: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Fri: 9 AM - 3 PM
  • Sun: 1 PM - 9 PM



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