The Wichita State University Writing Center is a free writing resource available to
all WSU students. Trained undergraduate tutors from a variety of majors will help
you at any stage of your writing--from brainstorming to later stage work and revisions.
Also available are graduates of our BA program and graduate-level tutors, many of
whom are working toward their MA in English or MFA in Creative Writing.
Help with developing a topic
Specific writing problem assistance
Help with revisions
Development of critical reading leading to more enhanced writing
Assistance with sentence, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
Online grammar exercises
We Will Not
We will not edit or proofread papers, correct grammatical and mechanical errors, revise
papers for students, rewrite sentences or paragraphs, write introductions or conclusions,
or guarantee good grades on papers. For extensive writing projects, such as theses,
please call Kerry Jones, Writing Center director at 978-6183.
The Writing Center is nestled high above campus on the sixth floor of Lindquist Hall,
room 601. Our telephone number is 316-978-3173. Appointments are not necessary, but
are available and especially convenient for those students with hectic schedules or
who must commute to WSU. If you're traveling icy I-135 from Hutchinson at the end
of November, it's nice to know someone will be there and ready to help! During especially
inclement weather, please call the Writing Center and make sure we're open for business.
Sometimes we do have to close early, and sometimes, due to weather conditions, we
are forced to operate on a skeleton staff.
If you can't make it to the Writing Center in person, you can still receive help with
your writing project remotely through the Online Writing Center. Simply enroll the
Online Writing Center's Blackboard page and submit your document. You'll receive feedback
from a trained tutor within two business days. For example, if you submit a document at 4 p.m. on Friday, you can expect to receive
comments on it by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
We generally close early the day before scheduled holidays, and we are closed during
the holidays. The Writing Center opens the first full week of class (Monday) and closes for the semester on the last day of class. We are
not open during finals or during the summer.
For additional help, check out these on-line services:
If you are interested in becoming a Writing Tutor, please stop by the Writing Center
for an application or visit Kerry Jones, Writing Center director. You should be able to refer to at least two English classes that you have taken
at WSU, and that you list a professor who can vouch for your writing skills and recommend
you as a tutor. We also ask that you provide a current transcript of your work here
at WSU. As always, good oral and written communication skills are an absolute must!