Silberman Writing Program

The Silberman School of Social Work has launched a program to support academic excellence and professional development. The Silberman Writing Program (SWP) provides support services to enhance student writing in the classroom as well as writing and presentation skills in the field.

Students may personally request one-on-one tutoring or be referred by a faculty member or advisor. The program’s professional staff will work to address the individual needs of students, helping them to do the following:

  • Organize Their Papers
  • Master APA Use
  • Proofread and Edit Their Essays
  • Understand Scholarly Articles
  • Avoid Being Overwhelmed

Throughout each semester, the program also offers workshops addressing topics of common interest to students, including:

  • Revising Papers
  • Reading and Understanding Assignments
  • Structuring and Writing Research Papers
  • Avoiding Plagiarism and Mastering the Art of APA Citations
  • Writing for the field (i.e., process recordings, progress notes, etc.)
  • Making oral presentations
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Editing for Publication.

Check the Silberman Writing Program section of Blackboard (located in the SSSW Information Corner) for APA style sheets, tips for social work writing, and additional resources.

Appointments can be scheduled on-line through Blackboard. Tutoring is provided in Silberman 316B (turn right after exiting the elevators on the third floor). If it is more convenient, students may continue to use the services of the Writing Center on the Hunter Campus at 68th Street.