Online Services

Writing Center services for spring session (May 4 - June 18)

The Writing Center is open virtually to support you during spring and summer sessions! 

You can receive support by sharing a Google Doc with virtualwc@mail.gvsu.edu or by speaking with a Knowledge Market receptionist via Google Meet: https://gvsu.edu/library/km/dropin

Daytime: Monday-Thursday 10am - 6pm (appointments available between 2 - 4pm if made 24 hours in advance)

Evening: Monday-Wednesday 8pm - 10pm

You can also receive feedback via our email service by filling out our web form. We aim to provide feedback within 72 hours of submission. 

For scheduled appointments, your consultant will email you when your session is scheduled to begin. The email will have an invitation to join the consultant in a Google Meet room so you can begin working.

If you have any issues, questions, or concerns, please contact the Writing Center Director (Patrick Johnson - johpatri@gvsu.edu). 

We look forward to working with you!

A note to students

In order to be consulted on your writing, please stay online. Your consultant can work with you in a variety of ways, but all of them require your participation.

If you share a Google Doc, your consultant will reach out through the chat feature of Google Docs to learn more about your paper and what aspects you want to work on. If you made an appointment, your consultant will also share a Google Meet link when it is time to begin your session. Regardless of how you connect with your consultant, we will do our best to adapt to your needs and preferences (both academically and technologically).

If there are issues or problems communicating, your consultant will email you at your GVSU student email address to help troubleshoot. 

 


We understand that technology demands adaptability. The Writing Center, therefore, aims to be where you are, whenever you need us, in the best ways we can.

Below are a variety of ways in which the Writing Center can assist you as a writer in the world of advanced technology - whether that means you're a student taking online classes, a tech-savvy writer who prefers the computer to the pen, or a private learner who'd rather learn on your own than in a crowd. 


Virtual Knowledge Market - Open now

The Writing Center will be accessible virtually during all hours of operation. All GVSU students will be able to connect via Google Meet & Google Docs to work in real time with a consultant on any type of writing or project. In addition to writing support, the Speech Lab and Research Center are also accessible online as part of the Virtual Knowledge Market, meaning that all GVSU students will have virtual access to the full range of Knowledge Market services. 

To learn more visit the Virtual Knowledge Market portal or click the button below.   


Google Docs Service

If you're looking for collaborative same-time support from one of our highly trained consultants, consider using our Google Doc service. Instead of meeting with a consultant at one of our physical locations, you can "meet" with a consultant online by sharing your writing with virtualwc@mail.gvsu.edu during our open hours (Monday-Wednesday evenings). Click HERE for our hours for Google Doc Support. This service provides students with...

  • Collaborative help - you work with a consultant at the same time
  • Crisis support - if you've got an immediate concern, a consultant is there to help you
  • Online links and resources - consultants can directly link you to helpful internet sources

Click HERE for a step-by-step in uploading files to Google Docs.

Email Service

Email consultations, unlike all of our other services, are not synchronous; meaning, writers are asked to submit their papers using our web form. Consultants are, then, given 72 hours to respond with feedback, and the papers are returned to the student with written feedback based on areas of concern highlighted by the writer or based on areas noticed by the consultant during their 1 hour of review/reading time.

For more information about email consultations, click the pic!

To access the web form, click the pic below!

If you've met the necessary EMAIL QUALIFICATIONS and are interested in receiving this support, click the pic below to access our web form -- where you can provide your specific eligibility, information about your work, and areas of concern. Please allow for 72 hours for feedback. 

More Virtual Resources

The Resource Market

The Resource Market is part of Virtual Knowledge Market services and brings together resources from the Research Center, Speech Lab, and Writing Center to provide a wide range of self-guided support. The search bar auto populates with ideas based on your search terms and resources are designed to be easy to find and use. 

 


Here are other helpful online resources, either produced by the Writing Center or from other hosts. Please click the pics to learn more!

 

 

 

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