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The Writers' Block

Would you like a call from a Writers' Block staff member? If so, click on the link below and complete the online form.

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Make An Appointment

Trained peer tutors are ready to help in online sessions. Please fill out and submit a Online Tutor Request Form.  Someone will be in touch once we receive your submission.

Our trained peer tutors help you write your paper the way you want to. We can’t edit for you, but we help you make good choices in your own writing.

Note: Our Carson 105 reception desk is open Noon - 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

  • Peer tutors are trained to help you gain confidence about your writing assignment.
  • Talk with a tutor and see your writing in a new light, even if you're just getting started.
  • Send us your assignment, your draft, your concerns -- whatever you've got.
  • No one writes perfectly on the first try! But you're in luck: we can help you figure it out.

Plan ahead and book your appointment. We offer email feedback and online tutorials through Teams.

The Writers' Block services are always completely free for SUNY Potsdam students.

Contact Dr. Jennifer Mitchell at

Writing Contest

We invite SUNY Potsdam students to participate in the Writing Our Way Toward Justice:
A Black Lives Matter Writing Contest and Blog.
The deadline for the contest is October 12, 2020 at 11 p.m. Learn More