The Writing Center provides writing assistance for any writer (student, faculty, or staff) at any stage in the writing process, from invention through revision.  The Writing Center staff will be available in a variety of locations around campus during various hours throughout the day, Monday through Friday. Please see our appointment schedule below for exact hours and locations.

Writing Center consultants do not proofread or edit papers for writers, but they do work with writers to help them develop strategies for improving their writing considering their respective assignments, expectations, and writing styles.

The Writing Center has locations all over campus:

  • Cottrell Hall Starbucks
  • Qubein School of Communication lobby
  • Slane Student Center Starbucks
  • Smith Library, first floor
  • Stout School of Education lobby
  • Wanek Center Learning Commons

Look for the Writing Center sign in all locations.

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To make an appointment,

  • Go to
  • Create an account or log into your existing account.
  • Follow the prompts to select a location and time for your appointment.

Appointments must be made online. 

For more information,

Contact the Writing Center at

The Writing Center is directed by Dr. Justin Cook (

How Can We Help You?
  • We help you brainstorm, draft, and revise your writing.
  • We work with you in these processes.
  • We help with more than just grammar. We also help with higher-order concerns like organization, development, focus, rhetorical appropriateness, etc.
  • We help you see patterns of error so you can identify them yourself in future projects.
  • We provide resources for further writing development.
  • We have fun with writing and encourage you to do the same!
  • We do not accept drop-off papers.
  • We do not revise/edit/proofread or write your paper for you. We work with you and show you how to do it.
  • We cannot read your paper before the appointment as we have other appointments to help.
  • We do not just focus on your grammar and style. Although that is something we will help with, it is only one small piece of the writing process.
  • We do not promise you a better grade because you came to us. We help you build the skills to be more successful.
  • Make your appointment at least a few days before the project is due.
  • Arrive a few minutes early for your appointment so it can begin on time.
  • Bring a copy of the project/assignment description and a rubric/expectations if available.
  • Identify a few important focused objectives you would like to work on during your appointment.
  • If you need a report about your session sent to an instructor, let the writing consultant know at the start of your appointment.
Hear what others have to say:
I liked how she was willing to do anything to help me. She made herself familiar with my particular assignment, showed me awesome resources and helped me create an outline for my paper!
He offered great feedback and suggestions to help improve my current essay and future writing.
I like the flexibility and the engagement.
She helped me realize what I wanted to write about by talking it through with me. She also pointed out things that I have never been aware of in my papers. My knowledge of writing has grown so much ever since I started meeting with her.