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Writing Center

The WKU Writing Center

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.

Take a video tour of the Writing Center or learn about our thesis writing workshops on our Resources for Thesis Writers page!

 


Finals Week Schedule

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
closed
closed

The Writing Center will be closed in Cravens Library during finals week. Our staff hours are limited during finals week (see the above schedule), so if you need to get online feedback, please email the Writing Center ahead of time.

Remember to schedule appointments in advance; we may not have enough drop-in time to go around.


 

Fall 2014 Hours

Cherry Hall

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Cravens Library

(on the 4th floor in the Commons)

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Wednesday

 

4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Appointments scheduled after 4:00 p.m. are held in Cravens Library.

Due to high demand of tutors, tutoring hours in Cravens Library are appointment only from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. effective immediately; walk-ins are welcome from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. To ensure that you will be assisted in a timely manner, schedule your appointment in advance.

This policy will not be implemented in Cherry Hall.

 

Submit your paper here if you need help from our online resource.*

After you submit your paper, we try to respond on the next business day via email with an estimated return time for your feedback (generally returned within 72 hours--not counting weekends). Please submit your request as soon as you know you need help. If you wait until your deadline is looming, there may be others who submitted before you (first come, first served), plus you'll need time to read and utilize our suggestions.

*We'll give you our feedback on your writing by email, but will not proofread your entire paper (see below for details).

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
  • smooth out organization
  • integrate sources and credit them properly
  • 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.

Schedule an Appointment:

Contact Us:

  • Email us at writingcenter@wku.edu.
  • Call our primary location in 123 Cherry Hall at (270) 745-5719 during our operating hours if you have questions or would prefer to schedule your appointment by phone.
  • Visit the Glasgow Writing Center's webpage or call (270) 659-6900 if you live in or near Glasgow and have questions or would like to schedule your appointment by phone.

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The Writing Center offers helpful feedback on any kind of writing by working with students to help them improve themselves and become better writers.

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 Last Modified 12/3/14