Writing Center

  • Want to be a stronger writer? A better reader? Located on the second floor of the Hanley Library, the Writing Center has experienced faculty consultants available to help student writers of all levels and abilities at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming and drafting to revision, editing, formatting, and achieving stylistic punch and sophistication. Common areas of focus include thesis statements, essay organization, word choice, recognizing pattern errors in grammar and punctuation, evaluating and using sources, managing in-text citations, and critical reading skills. 

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    Monday  9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


    What to expect when you come into the Center

    • Bring your assignment sheet to the visit.
    • Your consultant will ask you questions. Be prepared to discuss your writing. 
    • Bring your draft at any stage, or just come with ideas you'd like to talk through.
    • Visits last 30-60 minutes. Please do not schedule more than two sessions in one day or more than two hours in one week.

     Your consultant will help you analyze, among other things 

    • Thesis
    • Content
    • Focus
    • Organization and Structure
    • Citations and References
    • Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
    • Word choice, etc.

    We identify and discuss with you your pattern errors so you can begin to become your own best editor and proofreader, too. 

    See our Mission Statement for further details.