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We support students, faculty and staff and enjoy working with international and multilingual students. At our main site, 209 Baldy, our peer consulting service can help with any type of writing: essays, reports, dissertations, articles, personal statements, emails…anything! If you compose it, we will work with you on it. We also support UB by doing workshops, presentations and hosting special programs. We hold writing retreats and can help your department with writing support initiatives such as special workshops, writing groups, or in-house retreats.

Max Kalnitz

“Working at the CEW has allowed me to meet students from all walks of life and, unexpectedly, taught me about different cultures and traditions. I try to talk with every student about who they are and where they come from. My favorite part of being a consultant is making these small connections with students. Whether it’s connecting over a study abroad experience I had in a student’s hometown or reading an essay on my favorite book, each consultation is different and keeps me on the edge of my seat every time I walk in the office. Working as a consultant has been my favorite and most rewarding job. It’s defined my undergraduate experience and opened doors I couldn’t have imagined."

Francisco Lazo

Our featured writer this semester is Francisco Lazo. Francisco is a CEW favorite for his friendly demeanor and productive attitude about writing. When asked why he is a regular at the CEW, Francisco replied, “I want to become a better writer, and as a non-native English speaker, I think it is very important to have the skills to write in a proper and professional manner. I have a couple of weaknesses that I want to work on, and the CEW is a free resource that I can use every week.”  Recently, Francisco has been working with writing consultant Jack Friscaro. Francisco says of Jack, “He’s a big help. I can follow what he say and he explains everything very well. I don’t just want a fix, I want an explanation.”

David Strittmatter

Meet David Strittmatter, the latest Write Through scholar. While Strittmatter's story models speedy dissertating, he accentuates the importance of self-care and focuses primarily on task, rather than time, management. “What tasks require more brain power than others? Do those during your peak productivity hours,” he advises, "All of it needs to be done." Strittmatter reminds that you don't have to wait till everything is done to start writing. Writing is a process. "Allow yourself to figure it out along the way."

Fall Dissertation Retreat Dec 10 to 14

It's that time again! The CEW is hosting another dissertation retreat this fall! Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, dissertation retreats are five-day, focused writing events. They provide a quiet comfortable writing space with peer accountability and support. These retreats are great ways to get lots done in a short time. Past attendees have found the intense and extended focus on their writing to help them tackle particularly difficult problems, set themselves up for award winning work, and reinvigorate their research.

Register today by emailing writing@buffalo.edu!