University Writing Center
October 22, 2016

About 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 meeting class writing assignment requirements. Other components housed within the UWC are a faculty-reserved computer classroom, the UTPA Writing Across the Curriculum Program, and developmental education labs.

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, class notes should be brought to the tutorial.
  • Student should allow time for several tutorials before an assignment is due.
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