With an assignment due in a week, you are stuck and have no idea how to fill those six pages. You ask your friends, but they are too busy, so what do you do? Turn the paper in and tell the professor it's written in invisible ink or risk losing that 15% of your grade. Of course not, go to the University Writing Center to get some help.
Students don't realize how helpful visiting the writing center can be. Not going to lie, I happen to know some students that don't even know the UWC exists. When students get stuck with writing, they rarely think of scheduling an appointment at the UWC, which should be a first choice.
The writing tutors are trained to help different writers with whatever phase of writing they are currently in. Whether it's brainstorming ideas, organizing a first rough draft, or helping with citations, people at the writing center are there for all of it.
Speaking from my experience of visiting the writing center, you would walk in confused and full of questions and leave with a clear picture of your next steps. That was literally how I felt before and after every session, it's like magic.
In addition, writing tutors never judge the writer's writing skills. The tutors don't have control over your grades, so don't worry about coming in with an unpolished or messy piece of writing. Tutors will be more than happy to help you clean that mess up, or team up with you to create a new more organized mess.
Next time when you have a big writing assignment coming up and you feel lost, make it your first choice to visit the writing center. Never turn in papers that you aren't proud of.