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

CLASP Writing Commons

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 undergraduates who have been specially trained to tutor writers on areas of focus, organization, and support

  • offers help on any paper from any class in any discipline, and can help writers at any stage of the writing process

  • promotes student agency and strives to support students as they navigate the challenges of reading, writing, and thinking at the college level

  • values diversity and the multiplicity of student discourse, and aims to mediate the expectations of the many discourses present at the university

  • uses dialogue as the venue for assisting students in their endeavors.

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 meet the expectations of writing at the college level

  • learn about and how to access 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.

We also recommend the Purdue Online Writing Lab for a quick reference for composing, revising, end editing your own essays, and for help with citation.

-The Purdue Owl

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

CLASP Writing Commons

The CLASP Writing Commons is a new initiative from the Writing Center and CLASP that offers students a unique opportunity to work with writing consultants specifically interested in the CLASP mission. The CLASP Commons provides a space to meet with writing consultants in a slower, quieter environment, and encourages the student and consultant to consider factors that may present challenges to underrepresented groups of students at WSU.

Just like the Undergraduate Writing Center, consultants are ready to help students with any draft of a paper, from any class, and any discipline.

This is a drop-in and a by-appointment service.

Come visit our CLASP Commons consultants next fall semester in CUE 402.


Email for appointments or call 509-335-1323.

Quick Links


Writing Placement

Junior Writing Portfolio

Undergraduate Writing Center

Graduate Writing Center

Writing in the Major

Writing Program Calendar


Summer 2015 Hours

Monday 10 - 2
Tuesday 10 - 2
Wednesday 10 - 2
Thursday 10 - 2
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed


The Writing Center will be back in the library this fall. 

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

Interested in being a writing consultant?

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

All new consultants should expect to enroll in Univ 497 prior to working in the Writing Center. This course invites students to explore the practices and theories of Writing Center work.

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

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