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.
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Hours and Locations
Fall 2018 Hours
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
Exam Week Hours: Sunday, December 9th - Thursday, December 13th
LAKE ONTARIO HALL, Room 120
Sunday, December 9th @ 2pm-6pm
Monday, December 10th @ 9am-6pm
Tuesday, December 11th @ 9am-6pm
Wednesday, December 12th @ 9am-11am & 1pm-5pm
CLOSED @ 11am-1pm on Wednesday
Thursday, December 13th @ 9am-5pm
MARY IDEMA PEW KNOWLEDGE MARKET, First Floor
Sunday, December 9th @ 6pm-10pm
Monday, December 10th @ 6pm-10pm
Tuesday, December 11th @ 6pm-10pm
STEELCASE KNOWLEDGE MARKET, Building A
Monday, December 10th @ 11am-6pm
Tuesday, December 11th @ 11am-6pm
Wednesday, December 12th @ 2pm-5pm
Thursday, December 13th @ 2pm-5pm
CHS, Room 100
Monday, December 10th @ 11am-2pm
Monday, December 10th @ 8pm-12am
Tuesday, December 11th @ 8pm-12am
Wednesday, December 12th @ 8pm-12am
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 8pm-1pm
Curious about more ways the Writing Center can help you? Browse the following options for more about our services/what we do, our partnership with the Knowledge Market, resources for students' language rights/diversity rights, links to our special genre guide project (by faculty on campus), and links to teaching resources.
New Resource: The Communication Triangle Post Card
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
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!
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