Welcome to The Writing Center at
Who we are
There are currently 8 tutors, either current graduate students at Sophia, or Sophia alumni. They are trained in both theory and practices of peer tutoring. Additionally, as students or former students, they will have special insight into assignments and professor expectations.
What we do
Tutors will ask questions about your assignment and draft, and will offer advice and answer questions you have about your assignment. What you bring can be any size or length, or it may just be an outline. We also provide advice for preparing an outline for a speech or presentation, and writing your resume in English.
To help you prepare for your tutorial, feel free to download, print and complete the Preparation Form.
What we don't do
Tutors will not edit your paper for grammatical mistakes. They will, however, discuss the grammar uses you have made. Please do not come to the tutorial empty handed. You should at least bring the task information, and some notes if possible. We will not write the paper for you!
A message from the director
Welcome to the writing center at Sophia! Our mission is to help develop better writers, rather than just a better piece of writing. The focus here is on sustainable writing skills. We hope that students will continue to use the writing center to develop their writing skills throughout their entire time at Sophia. We are never done developing our writing skills - there is always more we can do.
The center has been going strong now for more than ten years, and since 2011 every semester we have offered a number of large group workshops to focus on specific target areas of academic writing.
Students, don't hesitate. Whether it's a paper you've yet to write, or one already finished - you can talk to a tutor all about it. Visit the writing center office to make your next appointment.
Sophia Writing Center
Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Tel. (03) 3238-4083