General Information


The Writing Center's mission is to support and develop student writing and reading at LIU/Brooklyn. We complement the classroom instruction of writing and writing in the academic disciplines with one-on-one, student-centered tutoring and student writing groups. We are also a central resource on writing for students, faculty, and the rest of the university community.

Hours & Location

During the academic year, the Writing Center is open during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

The LIU/Brooklyn Writing Center is located in H-218 (on the second floor of the Humanities Building). You may reach us by phone at 718 488-1095.

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING: The Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring both by regularly scheduled weekly appointment and via unscheduled walk-in hours. Go to the Writing Center's front desk to sign up for ongoing tutoring or to check for the availability of a walk-in tutor.

STUDENT WRITING GROUPS: The Writing Center also helps students to form their own ongoing writing groups. A tutor will help a group of approximately five students to get started by teaching techniques of peer review, facilitating the group for its first few weeks of meetings, and being available for consultation and facilitation upon request thereafter. Students interested in being part of a student writing group should check in at the front desk for more information.

COMPUTER LAB: We also have computers available for use by students. The computer lab in the Writing Center is equipped with both Apple Macintosh computers and IBM-compatible PCs, and the entire network is connected to laser printers and the internet. Due to its limited size, we must restrict usage of our lab to students who are registered with the Writing Center and are currently meeting with a tutor. To ensure all our users have access to the lab, we limit use to one hour during peak periods. Up to ten pages (not from the internet) may be printed for free per session.

REFERENCE LIBRARY: Within the Center, we have a complete array of handouts on specific topics as well as books and journals that tackle a variety of subjects. Copies of handouts are available for your use at the Writing Center or, if you are a member of the LIU community, we will gladly forward one to your campus mailing address. To review a book or journal, feel free to stop into the Center during our regular business hours.

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