The Writing and Communication Center offers several services to MIT undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-docs. They can get free individual consultation about any writing difficulty, from questions about grammar to matters of style, including difficulties common to writers, such as overcoming writer’s block, organizing papers, taking essay exams, revising one’s work, or presenting scientific information.
They may visit the Center during any stage of the writing process: prewriting, writing a first draft, revising, or editing. And consultations may concern papers that have been (or will be) submitted for a grade.
The Center is not, however, a proofreading service. It aims to treat writing as a process, to clarify and promote techniques of good writing. The Center also offers instruction both to individuals and groups in methods of oral presentation (how to write a speech, how to use visual aids, how to conduct oneself when presenting scientific or nonscientific information).
The Center provides specialized help to those for whom English is a second language.