We're here to assist you with any writing project, at any stage of your writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Any graduate or undergraduate GVSU student can make an appointment or take advantage of our drop-in hours simply by coming into the center with a draft of your writing. Faculty and staff interested in writing consultations for their own work and our other services can call 616-331-2922.

Still have questions? Feel free to call, stop by, or email us!

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Communication Triangle 1

When writing for your class...

In collaboration with Writing Across the Curriculum, the Writing Center has drafted a helpful resource regarding "the Communication Triangle" (often referred to as "the Rhetorical Triangle"). By using this post-card, writers can have a helpful guided experience with the following:

  • Writing for a reader
  • Writing within a context
  • Writing with a purpose
  • Reading any genre
  • Reading new information
  • Picking topics

Communication Triangle 2

For more information about ways in which writers exist in a communication context, consider viewing our helpful handouts; there, you can find information about audience expectations, language and jargon, genre facts, and much more!

Hours and Locations




Winter Hours (January 16 - April 21)

The writing center provides drop-ins and appointments for 30 minutes. Graduate students and non-native English speakers can request 50-minute appointments.

We offer multiple locations (Allendale, downtown, online) for your convenience, but students are limited to one consultation per day. We encourage you to come early in your writing process. 

Exam week hours (April 23-28) are available and will be posted in late March. 



Monday - Thursday : 9am-6pm

Friday : 9am-3pm

Sunday : 2pm-6pm


Sunday - Thursday : 6pm-11pm



Monday - Thursday : 11am-6pm

CHS, 100

Monday & Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Monday - Wednesday : 8pm-12am

EMAIL (Special Permission Needed)

This service is only available to graduate students, online students, and those taking classes in Muskegon, Traverse City, or Holland. To submit, use this Web Form. Please allow 72 hours from time of submission for feedback. 


No Appointment Necessary!

September 11, 2017

At our physical locations in Lake Ontario Hall, the Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market and the Steelcase Knowledge Market, all our hours have consultants available for both drop-ins and appointments. Every hour we have consultants available to assist

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New Resource for Writers!

Here's a great handout on the reading strategy, SQ3R. When juggling the tasks of reading for class, doing your own research, or studying for exams, consider using this handout on the SQ3R strategy (survey, questions, read, recite, & review).

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What's New?


Click here for our printable plugger with information about our hours and locations. 

Community Reading Project

Have you heard about the new Community Reading Project book, All The Single Ladies

Check out our information and resources under WRITING RESOURCES -- or click here for the direct link

Language Inclusiveness Poster

Have you heard about our new Linguistic Diversity Policy, which will be discussed further during next year's Teach In? 


Check out our summarized poster here or view it in our Spotlights featured on this page. 

Writing in Your Major: Genre Guides

Did you know that we have guides to help you write in your discipline?

Whether it's nursing, biology, engineering, or mathematics, the Writing Center has worked with faculty to provide you with helpful handouts about the expectations of each field. Check them out here

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Have other questions? Stop in and visit! Or call us at 331-2922.

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