Sociology Writing Center

Sociology Introduction Video

The Sociology Writing Center seeks to support analytical writing in our major and advance departmental learning goals. We believe that writing is an effective means to both: (1) promote understanding of the sociological perspective (appreciating how a variety of social phenomena affect individuals, groups, and institutions), and (2) develop and enhance analytical skills for assessing sociological arguments and applying them to empirical evidence.

We offer one-on-one tutoring services, which are open to all undergraduate students taking sociology courses. These appointments are assignment-focused, and are intended to help students at every stage of the writing process. In keeping with our departmental learning objectives, we do not provide editing and proofreading services. However, we may indicate problematic grammatical and stylistic patterns and refer students to online resources. Students can make as many appointments as they would like, and we can work with you in whatever way you may need, from brainstorming ideas to your tuning up your reference list.

Writing Center Hours

This quarter we are offering in-person office hours or Zoom or in-person meetings if the office hours do not work for a student's schedule.

Winter 2024 Hours

Mondays, 11am - 4pm
Thursdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Fridays, 9:30am - 2:30pm

To schedule an appointment please visit or email

24-hours before your appointment, email your assignment and assignment instruction to

Other UW Writing Centers

During the academic year, there are numerous writing resources available on campus, including the following centers:

Odegaard Writing Center (online appointments available)
CLUE Writing Center (online appointment available)
Instructional Center


Resources for UW Sociology Undergraduates

Writing Sociologically

General Writing Tips

* University of California, Berkeley 
** University of North Carolina Writing Center
*** Purdue University Online Writing Lab