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The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides a place where students and tutors can talk about writing. Our goal is to help students take control of their own writing, develop confidence, and write effectively. To that end, we look at writing at any stage of the process - from brainstorming and drafting to final editing. A lot of people come into the Writing Center thinking we'll talk about commas, but we also talk about responding to the assignment, argument, organization, paragraphing, and much more.


If you want to use the Writing Center, you can either sign up ahead of time (using the sign up sheet on the door) or just drop by. It's helpful if you have a copy of the assignment sheet and some writing, but we'll work with whatever you bring. Sessions usually last for about 30 minutes, though students can sign up for longer periods of time. You and the tutor will read over the paper together and then address any questions you have and any problems or issues we see. After the session, the tutor will fill out a form letting the professor know that you came by.


Come by with any kind of writing: papers, personal statements, or job application letters. We're here because all writers can benefit from talking about their writing, and everybody writes.


Located in Kresge 205, the center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. most Saturdays. Exceptions to these hours are reflected on the schedule posted on the door of Kresge 205. Students with questions may contact Prof. Sarah Huffines, director of the writing center.