English Language & Literacy Support


The Writing Center aims to support any writer at any stage of the writing process. We train our consultants to provide strategies, information, and resources for writers wanting support in language or literacy skills -- this includes writers learning how to compose in varieties of English, writers learning English as an additional language, or writers with interest in supporting their reading process along the way. 

This page highlights some of the ways we try to help writers with language & literacy skills:

Common Concerns

How To Schedule An Appointment

By using your BlackBoard username and password, click here to schedule an appointment with a highly trained writing consultant.

How To Be Prepared For A Consultation

If you want to feel prepared for a consultation at the Writing Center, click here: What to Expect During a Consultation

How To Learn From Home

If you are working at home, and you're unable to meet with a consultant or you'd prefer to learn on your own, click here for access to our helpful handouts and other resources. 

Need More Support?

The Writing Center offers Weekly Appointments (upon request and approval) for certain students. If you are learning English as an additional language, have permission from a professor, or think the extra help is something you need, then you are invited to come into the Writing Center to pick up your APPLICATION. 

Come to the LOH 120 location or contact us for more information about setting up a weekly appointment.


Before calling, be aware of the following:

  • Weekly appointments are serious commitments. We will assign a dedicated consultant to meet with you for 50 minutes every week. This kind of commitment is for you and should not be taken lightly. 
  • The appointment lasts for 50 minutes. In that time, you (the writer) are responsible for having enough work to do - but it doesn't have to be the same every week. Feel free to bring in any writing assignment, project, or questions to discuss with your consultant. 
  • We try to schedule around your availability. This means, the more available you are, the easier it is for us to find a consultant who can work with you.

Where Is The Writing Center?

The Writing Center has many locations. 

Sep 5 - Dec 8, 2018


Lake Ontario Hall 120 - 

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

You can find us located in the same hallway as The Padnos International Center


Knowledge Market: Mary Idema Pew Library (1st floor) -

Sunday - Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

You can find us working alongside the Speech Consultants, the Peer Research Consultants, & the Data Inquiry Lab all on the first floor of the library across from the Reference Desk and around the corner from Argo.



Knowledge Market: Steelcase Library -

Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

You can find us working with the Speech Consultants & the Peer Research Consultants in the Collaboration Zone, located in Building A near the Steelcase Library. 


CHS Building

Monday & Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.




For information about using us online, click the following link: Online Services




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