Writing and Communication Center

Writing and Communication Center offers individual consultations on oral and written projects, workshops on various aspects of academic writing, and writing groups to the wide community of MIT undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff. See our list of IAP workshops here.

The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication experts. The WCC is staffed completely by MIT lecturers who are experienced college classroom teachers of communication as well as published writers.

All our consultations are held remotely during the academic year 2020-2021. When you make an appointment, you’ll receive information about the procedure. See also the sign-in page at mit.mywconline.com for complete instructions for remote WCC consultations. When we return to our offices, we look forward to meeting with you in Building E18, Room 233, 50 Ames Street.

Our consultations help you produce outstanding written, visual, and spoken communication.

We’ll help you succeed with:

  • Theses, dissertations
  • Journal articles
  • Dissertation proposals
  • CVs/resumes, cover letters
  • Personal statements
  • Research and teaching statements
  • Writing for any MIT class
  • Grant and fellowship proposals
  • Creative writing
  • Procrastination
  • Scientific and technical reports
  • English Language Learning issues
We’ll help you succeed with:

  • Start-up materials and elevator pitches
  • Classroom and professional presentations
  • Conference and job talks
  • Interview practice
  • Dissertation defense
  • Slide design
  • Poster design
  • Pronunciation and conversation practice
  • Shyness/stage fright
  • Writer’s block
  • And many other communication challenges

You may visit the Center during any stage of the thinking or writing process: finding a topic or idea, prewriting, writing a first draft, revising, or editing.

The WCC is not a proofreading service; it is a teaching institution. Our motto is “be a better writer.”  We treat writing as a process, and our goal is to clarify and promote techniques of good writing.