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The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutorials to registered Extension School students working on any writing assignment related to Extension School coursework. You don’t need to have a complete draft of your paper to use the Writing Center. We can help you at any stage of the writing process. Please visit our website for more information about how we can help you with your writing.

Tutorial Scope

Specifically, Writing Center tutors offer assistance with argument, structure, and clarity in academic writing. While tutors can help you identify recurring problems with grammar and syntax, they do not offer proofreading or copyediting services. The goal is to help you become a better writer and editor of your work.

Take-Home Exams. If you are working on a take-home examination, you need to email us written permission from your professor indicating that you are allowed to work with a writing tutor. You can ask the professor to email you directly, and you can forward this email to us. You do NOT need permission to work with us on regular course assignments.

Scheduling Tutorials

The Writing Center offers online Zoom appointments. You can book an appointment at wcscheduler.fas.harvard.edu. Appointments are only available when classes are in session.

References for Citing Sources and Other Writing Resources

The Extension School offers a number of resources to help you understand how to use sources in academic writing. Resources include tips for avoiding plagiarism and links to tutorials that will help you learn how to use sources.

The Harvard Guide to Using Sources, which has been prepared by the Harvard College Writing Program, contains information about how to use and cite sources.

The Harvard College Writing Program also provides a number of writing resources. Sources include the HarvardWrites site, which features Harvard faculty talking about academic writing; handouts on various aspects of the essay writing process (developing a thesis, tips on grammar, conclusions); and discipline-specific writing guides.