{The UWC Mission}

Words of Wisdom

Words, too, have genuine substance—mass and weight and specific gravity.

— Tim O'Brien

Two female students sit on a couch at the UWC and discuss a paper while other students work with consultants in the background

The University Writing Center supports writing and public speaking for graduate and undergraduate students across the university, with particular emphasis on supporting W and C courses.

  • To help graduate and undergraduate students practice the habits of mature composers of written and oral communication, we provide one-to-one consulting sessions and other resources such as online handouts, writing retreats, and workshops on writing and speaking.
  • To assist faculty and Graduate Assistant Teachers in integrating best predagogical practices for writing and oral communication into courses.

We acknowledge and celebrate language diversity and growth. We provide an environment in which students’ learning differences are respected and addressed, and where students are encouraged to explore their diverse voices. We embrace the university’s diversity initiatives and continually assess our progress to maintain accountability to and recognition of our unique Aggie community.

As a unit of Undergraduate Studies, the University Writing Center shares a mission to “help undergraduates reach their full academic potential, enrich their educational program with deep and purposeful learning experiences, and gain the skills needed to continue professional development throughout their lives” and further shares the mission of Texas A&M University by contributing to student success, retention, and timely graduation and by improving access and support for students from diverse geograpical, socio-economic, and ethnic backrounds.