Hahne Building, Second floor

Writing Center

At the Writing Center, coaches work with students to support them in their writing and to help them improve skills in critical reading, written analysis, organization, use of sources, and grammar and syntax.

Hahne 245, 973-353-5847

What We Offer

The Writing Center offers all undergraduate students free writing support through one-on-one tutoring, both in-person and remote. Writing Center tutors can support you through all parts of the writing process: reading critically, developing a thesis, structuring an argument, and revising a draft. 

Make an appointment through Penji 

  • The Writing Center will open for the Spring 2024 semester on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. 

    Monday - 9:15am to 5:30pm
    Tuesday - 9:15am to 5:30pm  
    Wednesday - 10:00am to 8:30pm  
    Thursday - 9:15am to 5:30pm
    Friday - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    • To make an appointment through Penji, visit Penji online or download the app for iOs or Android, then create your account by logging in with your NetID and password. Once you activate your account, you will see a list of "communities" that represent the different services available to you. From there you can log on to the  "R-N Writing Center" community to make an appointment.
    • Our front desk staff can also make an appointment for you: Hahne & Co.,  Suite 245
    • To make an appointment by phone, call us at 973-353-5847

    For additional tutoring services, please contact The Learning Center.

  • Rutgers University-Newark Writing Center
    Tutor Application

    Hahne 245, 973-353-5849

    Please complete the following application and return to Marne Benson at marneb@newark.rutgers.edu

    Name:    ___________________________________________________________

    Date:      ___________________________________________________________

    E-mail:    ___________________________________________________________

    Phone Number:   ________________________________

    Ok to text?        ________________________________                                                                                

    Grade in English 101:      ________________________________         
    Grade in English 102:      ________________________________

    Major: ________________________________

    Minor: ________________________________

    Credits completed: ________________________________

    GPA: ________________________________

    Name & email of first recommender: ________________________________

    Name & email of second recommender: ________________________________


    1. What teaching, tutoring, and/or related experience or skills do you have?
    2. What are your interests and areas of expertise?
    3. Describe the qualities you possess that would make you an effective writing tutor.
    4. Describe a writing experience in one of your courses that was particularly instructive to you.


    * Requirements for becoming a tutor:

    • Have a 3.0 minimum GPA and have earned a minimum grade of B in both English Composition 101 and 102
    • Provide the names of two professors we can contact for a recommendation
    • Complete the Writing Tutor application
    • Be willing to participate in three tutor trainings per semester


  • We are pleased to provide writing workshops to the greater Newark community. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of each month for workshops in creative, personal, and civic writing.

    For more information, please visit our website: Newark Writes!

  • The Writing Center is the tutorial component of the Writing Program. For more information on the Writing Program, please click on this link.
  • In cooperation with the Graduate School-Newark and the MSW program, we provide writing coaching to all School 26 and MSW students. A Writing Coach can support you by providing suggestions and feedback on areas like organization, research, sentence clarity, etc. (Please note that the coach cannot edit or proofread your work.) Writing coaching will begin for the fall semester on Monday, January 29, 2024 and will continue until Monday, April 29, 2024. We will work with you on numerous aspects of your writing, from time management to organization to sentence clarity! We are available to work with you via zoom or email for hour-long appointments.

    To request an appointment, please email Marne Benson at marneb@newark.rutgers.edu.

    Graduate School- Newark Students (School 26)
    Coaching sessions are available at the following times. To request an appointment, please email Marne Benson at marneb@newark.rutgers.edu and indicate that you are a School 26 student.

    Mondays, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2
    Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30
    Wednesdays,  8-9, 9-10, 10-11, 11-12
    Fridays, 10-11, 11-12

    MSW Students (School 19)
    Coaching sessions are available at the following times. To request an appointment, please email Marne Benson at marneb@newark.rutgers.edu and indicate that you are an MSW student.

    Mondays, 10-11, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2, 2-3
    Wednesdays, 10-11, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2, 2-3

    School of Public Affairs and Administration Students 
    Please contact Terry Hall at https://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/graduate-writing-center

  • Rutgers University-Newark Writing Center
    245 Hahne (2nd floor)
    Enter from 54 Halsey

    Marne Benson
    Writing Center Manager