University Writing Center
September 28, 2016

We Have A New Location

The University Writing Center has relocated to the Student Academic Center (STAC) 3.119. Please stop by if you have any questions.

Referral Form for Student Tutorial Service

Please use the following link to download a copy of the Referral Form for Student Tutorial Service

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center (UWC) offers UTPA faculty and students assistance with academic writing in all disciplines. Peer tutors, certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, assist students in meeting class writing assignment requirements. Other components housed within the UWC are a faculty-reserved computer classroom and the UTPA Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Individual Tutoring for all Academic Areas

Peer tutorials* provide assistance with essay writing in the following ways:

  • Clarification of an assignment
  • Drafting from ideas, notes, and outlines
  • Revision and editing for effective sentence structure
  • Creating appropriate writer's voice and tone
  • Identification of errors and methods for correction
  • Assistance with all documentation styles
  • Assistance with incorporating source material

*Peer tutoring is a system based on qualified students teaching other students.


  • No appointment is necessary.
  • Assignment requirements, textbooks, and class notes should be brought to the tutorial.
  • Student should allow time for several tutorials before an assignment is due.


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