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The Writing Commons
418-H University Library
The Writing Commons, which is the university writing center, is located in the fourth floor of the University Library. We provide in-person 1-on-1 tutoring sessions, which can last up to 45 minutes, online tutoring sessions, as well as a variety of other tutoring and workshop offerings. You can Schedule an Appointment online or call us at 330-672-1787. You may schedule appointments throughout the semester, but are limited to one session per day.
The Writing Commons supports all KSU students at all levels and in every academic discipline with any projects that include writing. We assist writers at every stage of the composing and revising process. We help writers at every level of proficiency to experience the satisfaction of developing effective written communication. All student writers can benefit from the feedback and support the Writing Commons provides.
During your session, you and your tutor will work together to accomplish the goals you set at the start of the session itself. Typically, sessions involve you reading your piece of writing aloud while a tutor helps you identify some areas in your writing for revision. Sessions can also be spent brainstorming, learning how to edit, or accomplishing other writing and revising tasks. We can address any writing-related concerns you may have during your session. At your request, a written description of the session(s) can be sent to your instructor, your advisor, or anyone else you designate.
To help your tutor help you, bring a description of the assignment and anything you have written for that assignment. You do not have to bring a full draft to the session. In fact, some of the most helpful sessions occur when the tutor helps you to brainstorm to get started on writing!
Please be sure to bring your FLASHCard ID with you for each in-person session you attend for identification purposes. For more information, visit Kent State University's FLASHCard User Agreement.
Papers cannot be dropped off for feedback, editing, or proofreading. Peer writing assistants do not discuss grades or “do the writing” for the student.
Included is a link to a printable PDF version of the Writing Commons brochure, detailing basic information about the writing center and our offered services.