Sociology Writing Center

Fall Quarter Hours:
Mondays 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We do not accept walk-in appointments. To schedule an appointment, call 206-543-5396, visit Savery 203, or email

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 through 30-minute scheduled appointments, 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.

Preparing for your Appointment

  • When scheduling an appointment, please specify that you would like a "Writing Center" appointment and indicate which course you are taking. 
  • Please bring a copy of the assignment instructions to your appointment.
  • If you have a draft to work on, please email it to the writing center instructor ( at least 48 hours before your appointment.

Writing Resources for UW Sociology Undergraduates

Writing Papers that Apply Sociological Theories or Perspectives
Tips for Writing Analytical Papers
Information on Academic Honesty/Plagiarism
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Writing Sociology Papers
UC Berkeley, Writing for Sociology Guidebook

Other UW Writing Resources

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

Odegaard Writing Center
CLUE Writing Center
Instructional Center

Online Reference Guides