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The Writers' Block

Book a Session & FAQs

Note: Writers' block has moved from Sisson to Lougheed Learning Commons 106. 

We're right near the entrance off the quad. Our front desk will be staffed weekdays approximately 1-6 p.m., but tutoring is available all day every day. Please Email and we will connect you with a writing tutor.

The Writers' Block offers virtual and in-person tutoring sessions. Book an individual session in advance or use our walk-in-hours.

Meet with our trained peer tutors, who can guide you in starting or improving any piece of writing. 

We'll match you with the best tutor for your assignment, and their available times can vary. Plan ahead and book your session, whether you reach out the day before or a week ahead of time.

Questions? Email any time.

  • In-person Writers' Block sessions, weekdays in Lougheed Learning Commons 106 and weekends in Union/library.
  • Spring 2024 Finals Week - Walk-in tutoring available
    • Sunday, 3 - 10 p.m. with Madison & Wren
    • Monday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with Adella

      Quiet Study Space available in Writers' Block with a host and public desktop computers:
    • Sunday, May 12, 3 - 10 p.m.
    • Monday, May 13, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 14, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 15, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Virtual Writers' Block sessions are smooth and effective, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. seven days a week.
    Most sessions last 30-45 minutes, but they can be shorter if that fits your needs.
  • Email Feedback: Tutors can offer feedback on a draft over email at
    We won't edit your draft for you, but we'll share some pointers and suggestions. For this service, we need a solid draft to look over and at least 24 hours to respond. (If you want help coming up with ideas for your draft, please book a session with a tutor to have a conversation.)
  • Our quiet study space, computers, & printer are yours in Lougheed Learning Commons 106.
    • Weekdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 7 p.m.

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.

  • 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.

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