Writing Center | Webster University

Writing Center

Note: Writing Center appointments are currently remote. We offer face-to-face meetings via Zoom. Students at the Webster Groves campus as well as outside of the St. Louis area are invited to use the Virtual Writing Center.

The Writing Center offers free and friendly writing advice to all students, staff, and faculty at Webster University. Our trained coaches will help with every stage of the writing process from brainstorming ideas to documenting sources.

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We work with all levels of writers and projects, including reports; résumés and cover letters; admission essays and personal statements; summaries, critical analyses, and literature reviews; research and term papers; theses and dissertations; and more.

Webster's Virtual Writing Center
Appointments may be made through the "regular" process for Writing Center assistance – go to https://www.legacy.webster.edu/academic-resource-center/ and select "Schedule a Writing Appointment" for the appropriate service under Requests. Watch https://youhttps://youtu.be/7QrCd3MUhUc to review these steps. You will meet with peer writing coaches through Zoom web conferencing software.

The Coach's individual Zoom room is available by clicking on their name here:

Webster's Online Writing Center
To submit a paper to the Online Writing Center, go to https://www.legacy.webster.edu/academic-resource-center/writingcenter/online-writing-center.html, and scroll down to the section called "Submitting a Paper for Online Help." To access Online Writing Center information through WorldClassRoom (Canvas), click on the Help option in the left-hand menu and select Writing Assistance. You may review these steps at https://youtu.be/ud8pvX1YOxo.

Description of OWC's Services:

To access NetTutor, an online, professional tutoring and writing service, log in to any WorldClassRoom (Canvas) course shell, and select NetTutor in the left-hand course menu. Watch the video available at https://youtu.be/7MlwpbHZsB0 to review these steps.

For more information about the Writing Center, please contact:

Kristin Cobos
Writing and Online Writing Center Coordinator

The Coaching Session at a Glance

We believe we will better assist you as "coaches" than as proofreaders or editors of your work. In your session, a Writing Coach will:

  • Ask questions about the assignment and your paper
  • Read your paper
  • Comment on global issues (focus, development, organization, logic, clarity)
  • Help you determine where you might tighten and polish your prose
  • Discuss documentation, citation conventions, and tips on using online citation resources
  • Point out patterns of mechanical and grammatical problems and provide suggestions on how you can learn to recognize and correct them
  • Optional: a Writing Coach can send a message to your instructor informing him/her that you have used our services. A student-initiated Writing Center confirmation abides by FERPA laws and does not include detailed information about what transpired in a session

What Writing Coaches cannot do:

  • Proofread for grammar or line-by-line editing
  • Work on Question and Answer style documents—this format often requires proofreading and editing
  • Read your original sources to confirm your reading comprehension
  • Work on quizzes, tests, midterms, or exams

Writing Center Hours


40 Loretto Hall
(314) 246-8644


Regular Semester Hours:

9 am–7 pm


9 am–4:30 pm


1 pm–4 pm


(Webster University Library)


Writing Center Summer  Term:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
10 am–7 pm


10–5 pm

10 am–4 pm



Click here to schedule an appointment. For hours during breaks and inter-sessions, call (314) 246-8644