Center for Writing and Academic Success​​

Through the Center for Writing and Academic Success (CWAS) Saybrook students from all disciplines will have direct access to writing tutors, proofreaders and editors, and APA and ESL supp​ort. From tutors, students learn both conventional and innovative techniques of acade​mic writing and communication. Tutors also engage in diverse strategies for effectively conveying ideas in addition to supporting critical thinking and providing research writing resources. The writing center has recently changed its name to better reflect its purpose in how it serves Saybrook students. This also coincides with recent updates and additions to our online content and resources.​ Please contact [email protected] with your questions.

We want you to utilize these resources so you can be at your best!  We are continuously thinking of ways to ensure you have the resources you need. We remain committed to your learning and success. 

Proced​ure fo​r Connecting with Tutors

All tutors are available for online tutoring. For these appointments, you can share your document draft and interact with your tutor via webcam.

You can register for an account and sign up for a 30- to 60-minute time slot here:


The tutor you signed up with will correspond with you through e-mail to arrange the exact time for your appointment and how you will connect.

First-time users will need to register for an account; this system is separate from the log-in information you use to access e-mail and Canvas. Once you log in, click the white square of your choice to fill out an appointment form. After you click “create appointment” at the bottom of the form, the square will turn yellow. At that point, your online appointment is officially scheduled. For more detailed instructions, see our page "Schedule a Tutoring Session."

CWAS Canvas Shell

The CWAS has its very own Canvas shell to provide a one-stop-shop for all the tools and resources we have available. Along with links to outside resources, the CWAS has developed its own resources available in the course shell such as the

​​In addition to useful resources, the Canvas shell also hold's Saybrook's Turnitin Trial Submission. For more information on Turnitin, please see our page “Turnitin Policy and Plagiarism Overview."


Once enrolled, there is no need to re-enroll as the course will appear on your Canvas dashboard along with your courses! ​

Saybrook Handbook of Format and Style for Dissertations, Theses, Projects, and Capstones

​It is recommended that all students download a copy of this document to use as a reference. The handbook may be downloaded here: Handbook of Format and Style (2020)