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Welcome to the Writing and Public Speaking Center’s website! The Writing and Public Speaking Center provides an interdisciplinary, collaborative learning environment for all members of the University of Montana community to become more versatile, deliberate, and effective communicators. We support undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff as they work on a wide variety of academic, professional, and creative writing tasks.

Keep reading to find out about our summer programming, and use the above tabs for more specific program information. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

Summer Tutoring Hours

Writing and Public Speaking Center consultants are eager to work with you at any point during the research, writing, and presentation process. Online and in-person appointments are available Monday through Friday during summer sessions. Log into our scheduler to make an appointment. Same-day appointments are often available! Questions? Email growl@umontana.edu, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

  • To access online appointments: At your appointment time, log in to the scheduler, click on your appointment box, then click on the Zoom link. To get the most out of your session, please have your assignment prompt and whatever you've written so far open on your desktop. Plan to use a device with a screen large enough to see documents.
  • To access in-person appointments: Please bring the assignment prompt and two hard-copies of whatever you've written so far or upload your draft through your appointment screen when you log in to the scheduler. In-person appointments for summer 2022 are in the Mansfield Library, Room 322. 

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 Online Summer Writing Groups

Are you a graduate student looking for a bit more structure to reach your summer writing goals? Join us for one or more of three weekly accountability groups designed to keep your writing momentum going. These groups will run for 10 weeks beginning May 24, but you can join anytime and don’t worry if you are unable to attend EVERY session (we know summer schedules can be tricky!). 

At each session, a Writing Center staff member will welcome everyone into the zoom space and invite the brief sharing of writing goals for the upcoming hour. After a 45-minute work session we’ll return to reconnect, share successes or challenges and then get on with our days (having accomplished a solid chunk of work – or at least that’s the idea!). Use the links below to sign up at any point this summer. Questions? Email catherine.filardi@umontana.edu

  • Tuesday Writing Group. 9-10 am. Sign up here.  
  • Wednesday Writing Group. 1-2 pm. Sign up here
  • Thursday Writing Group. 9-10 am. Sign up here.