Mary G. Walsh Writing Center

Two Students working at the Writing Center

Welcome to the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center, located in room 113 of the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons, where you can receive feedback on your writing from a trained and supportive reader. Our staff works with all of the Salem State community—undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to help you become a better, more confident writer. Tutorials are free, and it is easy to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon!

"The Center can help all students, even the best of writers." -Senior, criminal justice

Typical tutoring sessions may help you with one or more of the following:

  • getting started on your writing assignments
  • overcoming writer's block
  • identifying and addressing the needs of your audience
  • developing ideas
  • organizing ideas
  • documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism
  • revising your writing more effectively
  • solving grammatical problems