The Writing Center offers individual conferences about writing with our staff of English majors and graduate students. Our services are available to all Western Kentucky University students.
Summer 2013 Writing Center Hours at Cravens Library
All our hours this summer are in the Cravens Commons (4th floor)
(Commons Desk: 270-745-6125)
Monday - Wednesday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm - 7:00pm
What we do:
Writers need feedback from readers to help refine their writing. The Writing Center can give you this feedback. Our tutors will talk with you about your writing to help you:
- brainstorm ideas
- clarify main points
- strengthen logic and support
- integrate sources and credit them properly
- smooth out organization
- fine-tune sentence style
- learn to proofread
Because we want to help you become a better writer, we won't edit or proofread your paper for you. We will help you learn to revise and edit so you will be better able to catch your own errors and improve your own content, organization, and style.
Appointments are encouraged. You may schedule appointments by phone (270-745-5719) or online:
Please watch our video tutorial about making an appointment on TutorTrac.
Not on the Bowling Green campus? You can get responses to your paper online:
If you can’t get to our locations when we’re open, you can get feedback on your writing by email. We won’t proofread your entire paper for you by email; we will only mark and explain the errors in a sample portion of your paper then highlight others so you can learn to identify them on your own. The feedback will include an audio explanation of the tutor’s suggestions as well as written comments. Ideally, getting feedback on clarity of purpose, organization, and support should come before you move on to proofreading concerns.
The following link takes you to a form and instructions for submitting papers online. Just use the online submission form; you don't have to make an appointment first.
The Writing Center offers helpful feedback on any kind of writing by working with students to help them improve themselves and become better writers.