Yale College Writing Center
The Yale College Writing Center supports writers and writing teachers through the resources on this website, free tutoring at the Center and in the residential colleges, and through workshops about writing and teaching techniques. The Center’s mission comprises some of the most fundamental aims of a liberal arts education. Writing well is the hallmark of an educated person, and writing is also an indispensable component of advanced research in most disciplines. Writing helps us develop the intellectual practices that distinguish passive from active learners; it helps us take ownership of what we learn, and move from accumulating other people’s knowledge to producing our own. Learning to write helps us develop habits of mind that enrich every aspect of life.