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The Writers' Block

Book a Session

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 Sisson 142 and weekends in Union/library.
  • 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.
  • Walk-in tutoring available
    • Check back for Fall 2023 hours.
  • Our quiet study space, computers, & printer are yours in Sisson 142.
    • Weekdays Noon - 7 p.m.
    • Follow the signs from Union mailroom to find us!
  • Virtual Workshops on Writing Topics
    • We offer several different workshops across the semester. See our Fall 2023 schedule. These workshops can count towards two different Summit Leadership Badges.

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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