The Knowledge Market will re-open in August for the fall semester.

Welcome to the Knowledge Market

Do Better Work

The Knowledge Market has highly-trained fellow students who can help you improve your skills. Our consultants work one-on-one or in small groups to develop your research strategies, improve your writing, or polish your presentations.

Allendale or Downtown

Drop by the Knowledge Market at the Mary Idema Pew Library or Steelcase Library or make an appointment to meet with consultants from the Library Research Center, the Writing Center, and the Speech Lab.

Connect with a Service


We can help you create research questions, find sources, and develop reading strategies for completing assignments.

Make a research appointment

Learn more about Research Consultants.


We can help you to brainstorm, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Make a writing appointment

Learn more about Writing Consultants.


We can help you with topic selection, organization, supporting materials, and delivery.

Make a speech appointment

Learn more about Speech Consultants.

Classroom Support

Knowledge Market consultants are available to support classroom learning both by individual service and collaboratively through our Knowledge Market Fellows Program. The Knowledge Market Fellows program allows faculty teaching courses involving research, writing, and presentations to invite consultants from services that specialize in those areas to work with their students in the classroom. To request consultants specializing in research, writing, and presentations, please fill out the Knowledge Market Fellows Application linked below.


Knowledge Market Fellows Application


We also support classroom work by individual service. To request consultants from one service to visit your class, please contact the director of the service you wish to use.

Library Research Center: Jen Torreano, or your liaison librarian

Writing Center: Patrick Johnson

Speech Lab: Carl Brown

Page last modified May 7, 2019