Eastman Writing Center


Eastman Writing Center


Writing Center Director:  Susan Uselmann   suselmann@esm.rochester.edu

Writing Consultant:  Lauren Berlin   lberlin@u.rochester.edu

Writing Consultant:  Eleanor Price   eprice8@u.rochester.edu



For the Fall 2021 semester, the Eastman Writing Center is open and will be providing tutoring sessions online.  Our hours for the Fall 2021 semester are:


To schedule an appointment within the hours above, click the Appointlet “Book Now” button, or click on the link below:  

Book Now link buttonhttps://meet-with-eastman-writing-center-consultant.appointlet.com  



If your country’s time zone does not align with the Writing Center hours, please email the Writing Center Director, Susan Uselmann suselmann@esm.rochester.edu.  We can set up an appointment at a time that works for you.


No special software is required.  We offer video conferencing through Zoom, the same system the university is using across many courses.  Zoom’s technology allows you to share documents or your desktop with the writing consultant while you videoconference, so that you can make changes in real time. Please have any and all materials you would like to discuss during your appointment available.  Through Zoom, you can share and discuss your writing, oral presentations, etc.  Additional materials for submission could include notes, a draft, an assignment prompt, and comments from the professor, as appropriate. Writing is not read in advance.

For more hands-on instruction, you and your writing consultant may also choose to use GoogleDocs.  Please email the consultant an invitation to edit your document on GoogleDocs prior to your appointment time, and be online when the appointment begins. 

The Eastman Writing Center is now available through Blackboard.  To list it on your Blackboard page, please contact the Director, Susan Uselmann (suselmann@esm.rochest.edu).

The Eastman Writing Center offers individual consultation and workshops to help students develop as writers during their time at Eastman.  Experienced writing consultants are available to help students develop strategies for writing that will help them with academic coursework as well as other types of writing that musicians may experience.  Consultants can work with students on any kind of writing, from academic writing, public speaking and lecture-recitals, to graduate school applications, resumes and cover letters, grant applications, biographies, proposals and personal statements. During the Fall semester, the Eastman Writing Center also works closely with the First-Year Writing Seminar (FWS 121) to support students in their writing for the course.  However, the Center is open all students of Eastman, undergraduate and graduate.

Writing Resources


Eastman Academic Honesty Guidelines and Plagiarism Policy
Grammar and Mechanics

For more information, contact: Contact Susan Uselmann Director, Eastman Writing Center Assistant Professor of Humanities


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