Office of Undergraduate Education

Writing Program

Undergraduate Writing Center

The Undergraduate Writing Center offers the following services:

Walk-in Tutoring

Online Tutoring (eTutoring)

Small Group Writing Collaboratives


Walk-in Tutoring (Smith CUE 303)

At the heart of the Undergraduate Writing Center is a free, walk-in, para-professional, peer tutoring service that was created to help all undergraduates with any type of writing (liberal arts through the sciences) at any stage of the writing process (from brainstorming through drafting and final editing).

All writers are welcome and no appointments are necessary.

The Undergraduate Writing Center does not duplicate what is being taught in classes. It is geared toward the unique needs of individual students.

The Undergraduate Writing Center ...

  • is staffed by student peers who have been specially trained to tutor writers on areas of focus, organization, and support

  • is not a proofreading, rewriting,or editing service

  • offers services designed to meet a spectrum of needs.

What to Expect During a Tutoring Session

With the help of peer tutors, writers gain the confidence and skills to ...

  • review assignments to better understand and approach them

  • brainstorm ideas to get papers started

  • evaluate and choose among strategies to revise drafts

  • discuss general and specific ways to improve writing at the college level

  • learn about various reference resources.


Online Tutorial Service

Can't make it to campus to meet with a tutor? Visit our eTutoring page for information about an online service that is available at no cost to all WSU students.

WSU has been involved since the inception of this online tutoring consortium. Writing Center peer tutors also participate in the online service, guiding students from WSU as well as other member institutions in the consortium.

Small-Group Writing Courses

Are you taking a writing intensive course this semester? A one-credit writing group may be the perfect complement.
Follow this link to see how a group collaborative could benefit you. Group Collaboratives

Quick Links


Writing Placement Exam

Junior Writing Portfolio

Undergraduate Writing Center

Graduate Writing Center

Writing in the Major

Writing Program Calendar


Spring 2015 Hours

Monday 9-4, 5-8 pm
Tuesday 9-7 
Wednesday 9-4; 5-8pm
Thursday 9-4
Friday 9-2
Saturday closed
Sunday closed


Holiday/Vacation Hours 

The Writing Center observes all university-wide holidays and student vacations (like Thanksgiving vacation and Spring Break). In other words: if there are no classes, then the Writing Center will be closed too.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Writing Center

Smith CUE 303

Online Resources


(free online tutoring for WSU students)

-The Purdue Owl

(grammar handouts, etc.)

Interested in being a tutor?

The Writing Center is staffed by WSU students who enjoy talking about writing and the writing process.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a writing tutor should contact Brooklyn Walter in Smith CUE 303.

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