Writing Center | Webster University

Writing Center

Note: Writing Center appointments are face-to-face meetings in the ARC on the main campus in Webster Groves. Students outside of the St. Louis area should use the Online Writing Center via WorldClassRoom for writing assistance.

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.

Writing Center coaches help students develop strategies to achieve their goals as writers.  The Writing Coaches will not write or edit papers for students.  Instead, Writing Coaches will listen, read carefully, ask questions, and provide guided practice to build confidence in the student's own writing and editing abilities.

We also offer an Online Writing Center for Webster graduate students and for undergraduates at our extended campuses. Other resources on this website include our mission statement, our staff listing, a selection of our writing resources, and some helpful links for writing and citation.

For more information about the Writing Center, please contact:

Kristin Cobos
Writing Center 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