Make Your Writing More Precise and Purposeful with These Guides

Handy Verbs to Use in Academic Writing

How to Make Your Argument Matter

Templates for Integrating Sources into Your Writing

Use Signposts to Improve the Logic and Structure of Your Argument


Here are Guides to Our Favorite Online Resources for Writing, Reading, and Speaking

Building Your Vocabulary

Doing Research and Citing Sources Properly

Grammar and Punctuation

Personal Statements

Public Speaking

Resources for English Language Learners

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

Writing the Academic Essay


On-Campus Help

The Writing Tutors are available to help any currently-enrolled Wellesley student with any writing assignment--short or long--for any class. There's no need to request a writing tutor: you can make an appointment yourself.


The English Language Resource Center (ELRC) is a resource for students who speak English as a second language. The Center offers on-on-one tutoring focusing on language usage, including grammar, pronunciation, word choice, and reading comprehension, as well as other aspects of oral and written expression.