Our Philosophy


One of the top academic priorities of the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University is to graduate students who are competent and confident writers. To advance this goal, the Campus Writing Initiative, an innovative, comprehensive, campus-wide commitment to student writing, was adopted. The Metro Writing Studio supports the Campus Writing Initiative and reinforces the philosophy of the Writing Program. The Studio is staffed with professional tutors who provide students with assistance in all steps of the writing process. Because our aim is to produce better writers-- not just better writing-- our tutors work closely with students to help them acquire for themselves the writing skills they need not only in their classes but in their future careers as well. Accordingly, tutors do not provide editing or proofreading services; rather, they help students learn how to express themselves clearly and coherently in any writing situation they may encounter. In addition, the Studio offers a range of workshops designed not only for students but also for faculty, staff, and the community. We provide a welcoming (and wireless) space where you can write or simply read and study, so visit the Metro Writing Studio soon and often!