The University Writing Center

The University Writing Center is open to all Georgia Southern students who want feedback on their writing or advice about how to become better writers. Staffed by graduate students and undergraduate peer tutors, the Writing Center offers one-on-one conferences to students working on writing projects for any course at any stage of the writing process. The Writing Center is not a remedial service, but an important resource for all student writers at all levels of ability. Tutors in the Writing Center can help writers to understand assignments, brainstorm ideas, organize information, and develop editing strategies. While the Writing Center staff will not proofread papers or do any of the actual writing for the students they work with, they will teach students effective ways to use evidence and detail, to anticipate and meet audience needs, and to streamline the structure of their arguments. Citation formats, document preparation, grammatical correctness, and stylistic fluency will also provide a focus for many writing center conferences.

Resources

  • Individual, one-on-one conferences on writing projects
  • Handouts on writing strategies and grammatical issues
  • Handbooks, dictionaries, thesauruses, style guides
  • Online assistance and conference appointments

Tutors are available to give short presentations about the Writing Center and its services in any class at any time during the semester.

Location and Hours

The University Writing Center is located on the second floor of the Henderson Library next to the Information Desk and Learning Commons. One hour and half hour conferences are available from Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Appointments can be made on a walk-in basis or online at http://georgiasouthern.mywconline.com. For more information about the Writing Center, please call (912) 478-1413, visit the Web site at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writingcenter/ or contact the Director, Dr. Michael Pemberton, at michaelp@georgiasouthern.edu.