Where are you located?

The SLU Writing Center is located at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies in Manhattan, at 25 W. 43rd Street. 

You’ll find us in Room 1802, across from the IT desk on the 18th floor.

Queens College student? Visit the Murphy Queens Writing Center.

When are you open?

Please check our online scheduler for appointment availability.

Sessions are generally available at the following times:

  • Monday – Thursday: 4pm-7pm
  • Saturdays: 10am-3pm

How can I get in touch with you?

Email – WritingCenter@slu.cuny.edu

Phone – 646-313-8322

How long are appointments?

Writing Center appointments are 50-minutes long. This allows Writing Consultants time to write notes on your session before their next session begins.

I can’t make it to see you in person. What are my options?

You have three options:

phone session allows you to connect with a consultant over the phone. If you would like a phone appointment:

1) Select “meet online” in the first drop-down

2) Enter your phone number

3) At your appointment time, log into your appointment and click on “start or join online consultation.” Doing this will allow you to share your work with your Consultant and share a screen as you work through it together. (If you will not have access to a computer, that’s ok; you can still have a phone appointment.)

Phone sessions are generally more productive when you are not in transit during the appointment.

Online chat appointments allow students to chat in real time with a Writing Consultant. When signing up for an appointment, select “Schedule Online Appointment” from the “Meet Online?” drop-down menu.

If you sign up for Written Feedback, a consultant will comment on your draft and send it back to you – usually within two business days. To request Written Feedback, follow these three steps:

1) On the log-in page, select “Written Feedback” from the menu under “Choose a schedule.”

2) Log in.

3) Click on the appointment for the current day and follow instructions for attaching your paper.

Please note that we cannot accomodate last-minute requests to switch from a phone appointment to written feedback.

Can I come for a walk-in?

Yes. Students can walk in and meet with a consultant if one is available, although we are frequently completely booked. Thus, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment at least two to three days in advance. All of our sessions start on the hour and last 50 minutes, so it is best to come in a little before the hour begins.

How can I make an appointment?

The best way to make an appointment is to log in to our online scheduler. You can also email WritingCenter@slu.cuny.edu or call 646-313-8322.

What should I do if I can’t make it to my appointment?

You can cancel your appointment on our schedule up to three hours before your scheduled appointment. If you wish to cancel later than this, you can do so by calling 646-313-8322 or emailing WritingCenter@slu.cuny.edu. If you don’t cancel in advance or show up for your appointment, your appointment will be marked as “missed.”

What is your cancellation policy?

To help ensure that all students have access to our limited Writing Center resources, we have instituted the following cancellation policy: If you two of your appointments are marked as missed or you have three late cancellations (within three hours of your appointment), you will be unable to make Writing Center appointments for two weeks.

If your Consultant calls you for a phone appointment and you ask to cancel the appointment, the appointment will be marked as missed. We are unable to accommodate appointment-time requests to change an appointment from in-person or phone to Written Feedback.

My main problem is with reading. Can I still come?

Yes! Our consultants are skilled at helping writers manage difficult readings and/or heavy reading loads.

I’m not finished yet. Can I still come?

Yes! You can come at any stage of your writing process, including before you have even started drafting. In a Writing Center, “I don’t know what I’m doing here” can actually be a good place to start.

Can I show you my resume/cover letter/grant proposal?

Yes. We are here to support any kind of writing you are working on. You can also schedule a time to meet with SLU’s career advisor, Priscilla Jabouin, for resume, CV, or cover letter help, by emailing her at priscilla.jabouin@slu.cuny.edu

I am in the Pre-College program with Abraham Marcus. Can I meet with a tutor?

Wayne Chin is the dedicated writing and math tutor for the pre-college program.

Students enrolled in the pre-college program can make appointments with Wayne Chin by following these steps:

  1. Go to our schedule
  2. If you are a first-time user, click “Register for an account”
  3. Select the Pre-College schedule from the Choose a Schedule menu
  4. Click on the time you’d like to work with Wayne