Writing Center Overview of Services
One-to-one sessions can help you find a focus for your academic or creative project.
At the Writing Center, you can find guidance for any composing task you might have whether it is a class assignment or a personal project. We work with all types of writing in the center through our writers' studio, multimedia composition center, and online writing center. Some of the writing that you might work on in our writers' studio include more text-based papers such as essays, research papers, theses, dissertations, creative writing, or personal statements. In our multimedia composition center, you might work on speeches, presentations, web sites, eportfolios, or any type of digital project. The online writing center provides a space for writers to work one-on-one with a consultant in real time via audio/video and chat features. Writing consultants provide guidance during any part of your writing process from brainstorming to revising and polishing. We also offer semester-long writing partnerships. To see what kind of appointments we offer or to schedule an appointment, visit our appointments page.
Join a writing group to work with students from across disciplines who have similar writing interests.
Each semester, the Writing Center facilitates writing groups and other activities that encourage conversation about our writing communities and foster participation in language events. The Creative Writing Group and the Conversation and Culture Group are just two examples of the kinds of meetings we have hosted. Writing groups are student-driven and student-led. Stop by the Writing Center at the beginning of each semester for a schedule of our writing group offerings.
Let us bring the Writing Center to you through a class visit or writing workshop.
Writing Center consultants are available to facilitate class visits and writing workshops. Class visits are designed to inform your students about Writing Center services. These 10-15 minute sessions create awareness about the kinds of help students can receive from UWC consultants and put a friendly face to our name. These visits are a great way to encourage students to develop their writing skills beyond the classroom environment. Additionally, the UWC can develop 55 minute in-class workshops on a variety of writing-related topics. For more information about class-visits or workshops or to make a request, visit our Class Visits page.
Send us your assignment sheets or recommended writing resources, and we'll make sure that they are available to students working on your assignments in the Writing Center.
The Writing Center will archive materials for your students to reference when they are here. Citation guides, assignment sheets, or any other materials you think would be helpful during their session can be sent to the Writing Center and filed for use during sessions. To inquire about archiving materials, contact James Hamby at James.Hamby@mtsu.edu.
Find out if your students have attended the Writing Center.
For faculty who offer students extra credit or want proof of Writing Center attendance, we provide all writers (who have made an appointment on our schedule) with a summary of their session via email after their session has concluded. The session report can be printed or forwarded to you.
The Writing Center offers workshops to the campus community as well as local schools and other institutions. We offer a wide array of both instructional and practical help, and we can create a workshop to fit your interests or needs. To inquire about bringing a Writing Center workshop to your group, contact Dr. Hamby at James.Hamby@mtsu.edu.