What We Offer
The Wichita State University Writing Center is a free writing resource available to all WSU students.ï¿½ Trained undergraduate tutors from a variety of majors will help you at any stage of your writing--from brainstorming to later stage work and revisions.ï¿½ Also available are graduates of our BA program and graduate-level tutors, many of whom are working toward their MA in English or MFA in Creative Writing.
We Will Not:
We will not edit or proofread papers, correct grammatical and mechanical errors, revise papers for students, rewrite sentences or paragraphs, write introductions or conclusions, or guarantee good grades on papers.ï¿½ For extensive writing projects, such as theses, please call Kerry Jones, Director of the Writing Center: 978-3173.
Hours and Location
The Writing Center is nestled high above campus on the sixth floor of Lindquist Hall, room 601.ï¿½ Our telephone number is 316-978-3173.ï¿½ Appointments are not necessary, but are available and especially convenient for those students with hectic schedules or who must commute to WSU.ï¿½ If youï¿½re traveling icy I-135 from Hutchinson at the end of November, itï¿½s nice to know someone will be there and ready to help!ï¿½ During especially inclement weather, please call the Writing Center and make sure weï¿½re open for business.ï¿½ Sometimes we do have to close early, and sometimes, due to weather conditions, we are forced to operate on a skeleton staff.
We generally close early the day before scheduled holidays, and we are closed during the holidays.ï¿½ The Writing Center opens the first full week of class (Monday) and closes for the semester on the last day of class.ï¿½ We are not open during finals.
For additional help, check out these on-line services:
Citation Manuals and Style Guides:
Fall 2008 Staff
Becoming a Tutor
If you are interested in becoming a Writing Tutor, please stop by the Writing Center for an application or visit Kerry Jones, Director of the Writing Center.ï¿½ You should be able to refer to at least two English classes that you have taken at WSU, and that you list a professor who can vouch for your writing skills and recommend you as a tutor.ï¿½ We also ask that you provide a current transcript of your work here at WSU.ï¿½ As always, good oral and written communication skills are an absolute must!
For more information about the Writing Center, contact Writing Center Director Kerry Jones at 316-978-6183 or send her an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.ï¿½ Her office is 600 Lindquist Hall, directly across from the Writing Center.