Psychology Writing Center

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Location: Guthrie Annex 1, Room 142 Guthrie Annex 1 is west of the Architecture Building, adjacent to 15th Ave NE (map). The building has two entrances. Use the north entrance.

About Us

We help students to write evidence-based papers in psychology and explain the reasons for writing that way. Tutors are graduate students in psychology.

We serve:

  • Undergraduates writing in UW psychology courses
  • Psychology majors writing research papers and graduate school statements

We help students to write:

  • Concise, evidence-based papers
  • Formal scientific papers (article summaries, review articles, research reports & proposals)
  • Clear, well organized, and readable papers (We don't proofread or edit. You're always involved in the writing process.)

Come in at any stage of writing, from organizing ideas to polishing a final draft.


  • Open 20 hours a week
  • 30-minute appointments
  • Schedule, change, and cancel appointments online
  • Schedule early to guarantee an appointment
  • Drop-ins are welcome when the tutor is available

Schedule an Appointment

Writing Guides

We provide many widely used handouts on general and scientific writing (e.g., steps for writing a scientific paper, style points for scientific writing, how to write a literature review, APA citation format).

Go to Writing Guides

For Instructors and TAs

This page summarizes writing center resources for instructors and TAs. Faculty director Patti Loesche provides writing lectures and workshops and consults on developing and evaluating assignments.

Go to Writing Resources for Instructors and TAs