Lacerte Family Writing & Academic Resource Center

The Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC) supports all members of the Emerson community by developing personalized strategies for academic success.

2022–23 Academic Year Continuity of Service Update

WARC academic support services for students and faculty continue to be available throughout the 2022–23 academic year. Appointments with WARC staff, Writing Center appointments with Writing Consultants, English Language Learning Consultants, Academic Success Consultants, and Peer Tutors are now available to all students online.

Please email the appropriate WARC staff member with any questions about academic support, or reach out to us at warc [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail warc [at]".

Please note our resources in light of this unprecedented time: Remote Learning with WARC

Our mission is to develop confident and independent writers and learners by providing resources for intellectual growth and academic support.

Through one-on-one meetings and conversations, our consultants work with you to create pathways toward success on campus.

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Our Services

Writing Support

The Writing Center at the WARC is a community of writers, for writers. Our consultants work with writers across disciplines.

Peer Tutoring

The WARC's Peer Tutoring program is an off-site service designed to provide undergraduate student peer-to-peer content tutoring in a fixed number of high-demand courses each semester.

International Student Support

The WARC welcomes undergraduate and graduate students who wish to improve their English writing and presentation skills in one-on-one consultations.

Academic Counseling

All Emerson students can make appointments with the WARC Directors to review their academic histories and determine what support may help them achieve and maintain academic success.

Study Strategies for Academic Success

The WARC provides support to improve your time management, writing, reading, and test preparation skills.

Resources for Faculty

The Writing Center frequently works with faculty to develop and implement writing in the disciplines, content, and workshops.

The Emerson ELF

The WARC provides a variety of self-access resources for students and faculty.  These resources are hosted on our Canvas support site, the Emerson English Language Forum (ELF), which is available for open-enrollment to Emerson community members.  Many valuable resources are hosted on the ELF for students and faculty to self-access, including the “Working with Research and Avoiding Plagiarism Quiz,” international student success materials, and general writing, study skills, and academic enhancement tools.

Connect with the WARC

Visit the Center

Visiting the Center Professional staff members advise and coach students who seek specialized support. Content-specific peer tutors are also available by request. The Writing Center Coordinator assists in conversations about writing across disciplines. All services are free of charge.

Employment Opportunities

The WARC regularly seeks Writing Consultants, Academic Success Consultants, English Language Learning Consultants, Peer Tutors, and other student employees.

Additional Resources for Students

Access a variety of resources to strengthen your writing and studying skills.