Writing Center

Make An Appointment with Navigate
Students can now use Navigate to schedule appointments at the Writing Center!
For details, please click here.


The Writing Center is open both in person and online in Fall 2021.
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Tutors are available in person and online to help students achieve their writing goals at any stage of their writing process. All currently enrolled degree-seeking students are welcome, and they can work on essays, artist statements, application materials, presentation texts, theses, proposals, creative writing, or social media posts. The Writing Center tutors are kind, encouraging, and interested! 

Though drop-ins are welcome, the best way to guarantee an appointment is to schedule one in Navigate. Once you create an appointment, you will be emailed instructions with directions for working with your tutor online or in person.

If you have any questions, or need help making an appointment, stop by the Writing Center on the 10th floor of Lakeview, call us at 312-499-4138, or email wcenter@saic.edu. A front desk assistant will be happy to assist you during our open hours.

Group photo of writing center staff

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers free, fifty-minute writing tutorials through the Writing Center. Tutors are available to assist all currently enrolled students with any stage of the writing process.

Students may work with tutors on the following:

  • Interpreting writing prompts, essay questions, & application leads
  • Brainstorming & getting started
  • Creating artist statements
  • Making claims & arguments
  • Developing ideas
  • Strengthening organization
  • Improving writing style
  • Clarifying language
  • Addressing Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), American Psychological Association (APA) style, & Modern Language Association (MLA) style questions
  • Citing references
  • Correcting basic grammar, spelling, & punctuation