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PLEASE NOTE: As ASU is temporarily moving in person classes to remote teaching and learning, all tutoring through the Barrett Writing Center will be conducted remotely until further notice.

When making an appointment with a tutor, choose the “Zoom Appointment” option under Meeting Type. You will be given a link to access a Zoom Virtual Meeting. Click on the link a few minutes before your appointment is about to begin (AZ Standard Time). You will wait in the Waiting Room until your tutor is ready to meet with you at the assigned time. Please use your video and microphone to interact with your tutor. You can share your screen in Zoom to show a specific part of your document or your writing assignment details with your tutor.

Students will need a reliable internet connection. Details on using Zoom can be found here


Director: Sarah R. Graff, Ph.D.

The Barrett Writing Center offers one-to-one writing tutoring exclusively for Barrett Honors students. The BWC is designed for students enrolled in the Honors College’s core classes, a two-semester sequence called The Human Event and the intensive one-semester The History of Ideas. Barrett students working on their Honors Thesis or working on a scholarship application may also utilize this writing resource. The Barrett Writing Center is directed by Honors faculty and staffed by Honors students who have completed the Human Event/History of Ideas classes, and received training to work at the BWC.

Tempe Location: Honors Hall 240

Tempe appointments are available during the Spring 2020 semester

  • Sundays 12:00pm-5:30pm
  • Monday - Thursday 9:00am-6:30pm
  • Friday 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Walk-in hours TBD


Downtown Location: Mercado, Barrett Suite, Rm 111

Downtown appointments are available during the Spring 2020 semester

  • Mondays 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tuesdays 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm 
  • Thursdays 10:30am-3:30pm

Tempe and Downtown students, please make an appointment below:

Schedule Appointment (Barrett Students ONLY)

For non-Barrett students, or non-HON courses, please visit the ASU Writing Center.


If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please be sure to log in to the appointment system and click on My Appointments to reschedule or cancel your appointment.

Students may schedule up to one hour of tutoring per day and a maximum of 4 hours per week. Multiple missed appointments will cancel your scheduling privileges.

What to Bring

  • Your most recent draft, including outlines, quotations you plan to use, or other notes
  • Your Sun Card
  • Your assignment instructions
  • Paper-writing guidelines provided by your professor
  • The text(s) you are using for the paper
  • Previous drafts of the paper and/or previous papers graded by your professor


If you have any questions or comments or if you or your organization would like to request tutors to take part in a special group workshop or event, please contact Dr. Graff directly at