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!
The Writing Center will be offering new hours at our CHS 100 location.
You've got writing and we want to help. There are two easy ways to get feedback on your writing through the writing center. You can schedule an appointment OR you can just stop in and work with any available consultant.
If you're interested in seeking a position at the Writing Center, but you want to know what the job is like, what it requires of you, and how you go about applying, browse the table below with Quick Facts or visit the Frequently Asked Questions link below
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Hours and Locations
Winter 2019 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
During the week of exams (Sunday, April 21 - Thursday, April 25), the Writing Center will be offering the following hours of availability. Appointments can be made ahead of time, and drop-ins are always available.
LAKE ONTARIO HALL, 120
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2PM-6PM
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 9AM-6PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 9AM-6PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 9AM-11AM & 1PM-5PM *CLOSED 11AM-1PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 9AM-5PM
KNOWLEDGE MARKET, LIBRARY 1ST FLOOR
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 6PM-10PM
MONDAY, APRIL 22. 6PM-10PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 6PM-10PM
KNOWLEDGE MARKET, BUILDING A
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 11AM-6PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 11AM-6PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2PM-5PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2PM-5PM
CHS, ROOM 100
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 11AM-2PM
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 8PM-MIDNIGHT
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 8PM-MIDNIGHT
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 8PM-MIDNIGHT
The Writing Center does not offer support while classes are not in session. We are closed for writing help until January 7th, 2019.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 331-2922
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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Have other questions? Stop in and visit! Or call us at 331-2922.