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At The Writing Center of Princeton, our mission is to provide you with research-based, classroom-tested strategies that help you streamline your writing process and succeed in all aspects of academic and personal writing.


Our goal is to make you a better writer. We know that writing is not a genetically inherited gift, but a set of skills that can be learned by anyone. We use guided practice and easy-to-use techniques to help you:

  • Organize your thoughts in a meaningful way
  • Quickly synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • Cultivate a clear, individual style
  • Develop your ideas in detail
  • Construct informed conclusions
  • Master English grammar, sentence construction, diction, and tone


Why do our techniques work?


Because they give learners – in school or at home – practical solutions to real-life writing challenges.  We treat each client as an individual and develop a lesson or program based on each client’s unique needs and circumstances.


Our innovative techniques include:

  • Road maps for different writing situations
  • Simple critical thinking exercises that enable faster and more successful writing
  • Easy-to-use models using guided practice and role-playing
  • Index of learner friendly terms
  • Personal toolkits of strategies applicable to the student's unique academic or personal writing concerns, which are given to the student at the end of each lesson


All instruction is provided by Susan Osborn, Ph.D., Founder and Director


Susan is a Rutgers University Writing Program faculty member, professional editor, and published writer with thirty years of teaching experience. While at Rutgers, she also served as research director and development coordinator for the New Jersey Center for Research on Writing.


Her publications include award-winning articles on composition, revision, and the creative writing process, as well as 15 fiction and nonfiction books and hundreds of feature stories, essays, and reviews. 


She has also worked as vice president and senior editor of The Philip Lief Group, an internationally renowned multimedia and book producer; as a freelance writer and editor; and as an alumna interviewer for Vassar College. 


The Writing Center of Princeton is located in Princeton, NJ. Feel free to call us at 609-924-5203 or email us at susan@writingcenterofprinceton.com.


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