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The Sweetland Center for Writing provides formal writing instruction and free programs that help students understand assignments, develop ideas, support arguments and claims, integrate new media, cite sources, and revise at the paragraph and sentence level.

Incoming students looking for information on choosing your first UM writing courses should start at the First-Year Writing Requirement page. Transfer students can find out more about writing courses taken elsewhere that may satisfy the First-Year Writing Requirement.

In Person Writing Support

Sweetland offers two options for in-person writing support for undergraduate students: the Writing Workshop and the Peer Writing Center. Peer Writing Consultants are upper-level undergraduates who have received extensive training to work one-on-one with other students on their writing. Undergraduates can visit the Peer Writing Center and satellite offices on a walk-in basis during their hours of operation. In Writing Workshop, students meet one-on-one with University of Michigan writing instructors to discuss their writing for U-M courses and programs. Learn more...

Web Based Writing Support

An alternative to in-person writing assistance, undergraduates can use OWL to connect live via video chat to a Sweetland Peer Writing Consultant. Learn more...

Writing Guides

Our Writing Guides assist writers on host of topics from understanding the project and deciding what to argue, to integrating evidence and creating stronger analysis. Learn how to build better papers, essays, and multimodal projects. Learn more...

Support for International Students

Sweetland provides writing support and courses for all multilingual and international undergraduate students. Learn more...

Undergraduate Courses

Sweetland offers a variety of writing courses for students at all academic levels. Focusing on new media writing, developing writers, and writing pedagogy, our courses cover a variety of topics and serve many students. Explore our course offerings.

Writing Prizes

Sweetland and the English Department award annual prizes in First-Year and Upper-Level writing. View previous years' winners and learn more.

Peer Tutor Program

Learn more about the Sweetland Peer Writing Consultant Program that provides one-to-one writing support to UM undergraduates at our Peer Writing Centers and campus-wide satellite offices. Learn more...