Writing Center

Kent State Columbiana Writing Center

Serving the Salem and East Liverpool campuses
Our goal is to produce better writers, not just better writing!

We help:

  • Any Student
  • Any Level
  • Any Discipline
  • Any Writing Project
  • Any Stage of the Writing Process: prewriting, drafting, revision, documentation (APA, MLA, etc.), and editing (finding later-order-concern errors).

Current Appointment Types:

In-Person Appointment (Salem Campus):

Meet with a tutor at the Salem campus for a face-to-face session.  In-person appointments are currently limited to certain days of the week, but Email Feedback and Live Video Meeting (Google Meet) appointments remain as an option Monday-Saturday.  

Email Feedback Appointment:

Send your paper to us with assignment information and a tutor responds and sends it back to you during their scheduled time.

Live Video Meeting (Google Meet)

Sign up for a real time appointment with a tutor by selecting an open time on the Scheduler. Much like an in-person session, your tutor will collaborate with you to improve your writing skills. You will need to be on your Kent State University Gmail account for the duration of the appointment. Your tutor will guide you through the chat and video functions during your session.

Will the tutor “fix” my paper?

Tutors follow both best practices in tutoring and Kent guidelines that require YOUR individual work. While this is not an editing service, tutors WILL help you to make choices about your paper. In the long run, this will make you a stronger writer.


Questions about writing tutoring? Please contact Dr. Joshua Myers (jmyer120@kent.edu)
Questions about signing up?  Please contact Maegan Richards (mrichar4@kent.edu) or call 330-337-4213.


Writing Tutoring Hours:

Sign up for a session through the Scheduler.

 

Currently, you can schedule an In-Person, Email Feedback, or Live Video (Google Meet) appointment.

SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON APPOINTMENT

(Be sure to have your FlashLine information: [ex: username@kent.edu])

Sign up for an In-Person appointment using the Scheduler.  

  • In-Person appointments will be held in the Writing Center at the Salem Campus.  The Writing Center is located in the Academic Learning Commons.
  • All participants will be expected to follow the Flashes Safe Eight and wear a face covering during In-Person sessions.

SCHEDULE AN EMAIL FEEDBACK APPOINTMENT

(Be sure to have your FlashLine information: [ex: username@kent.edu])

Follow the instructions below to submit your draft for feedback through email.

  • Email Feedback appointments allow you to receive feedback on your writing without having to come to the Writing Center.
  • You do NOT need to be present with the tutor when feedback is provided.
  • We will send you an email to request a copy of your paper so that our tutors can read your draft and provide feedback.
  • You will receive your feedback by email as soon as possible after we receive your paper.

Note: Email Feedback appointment slots fill up quickly! We recommend that you schedule at least a week in advance of your deadline.

SCHEDULE A LIVE VIDEO (GOOGLE MEET) APPOINTMENT

(Be sure to have your FlashLine information: [ex: username@kent.edu])


Sign up for a real time appointment with a tutor by selecting an open time on the the Scheduler.   Much like an in-person session, your tutor will collaborate with you to improve your writing skills. You will need to be on your Kent State Gmail account for the duration of the appointment. Your tutor will guide you through the chat and video functions during your session.

Note: Make sure you limit your view to [Salem] Writing Appointment before signing up for a session on the Scheduler!  If you don’t, you might accidentally schedule a session for a different campus or subject area.

Questions about signing up?  Please contact Maegan Richards (mrichar4@kent.edu) or call 330-337-4213.

 

The Writing Center at the Columbiana Campuses offers a variety of outreach services for all instructors in all disciplines.

We can visit your class remotely to help your students with any part of the writing process. Or, we will gladly arrange a remote tour of the writing center for your students. 

For more information, please email Dr. Joshua Myers (jmyer120@kent.edu)

The Writing Across the Curriculum website offers resources for teaching writing in any discipline: https://wac.colostate.edu/resources/wac/intro/.
 

Kent State University e-Tutoring

We ask that you sign up for Columbiana Campus tutoring sessions first, but if there is no availability, feel free to sign up for a writing session through Kent State University’s e-Tutoring site. To use this service, you will first need to sign up for an account!  Instructions on how to sign up for an account are provided on the e-Tutoring homepage.

Writing Commons (Kent Campus)
We ask that you sign up for Columbiana Campus tutoring sessions first, but if there is no availability, feel free to sign up for Kent Campus Writing Tutoring:

Writing Guides

Meet Our Tutor!

Space Chappelear

Hello, I'm Space Chappelear! I am an English Major and Fall 2022 will be my third semester as a writing tutor. I enjoy tutoring because I love to help others with writing projects, and it is always nice to see students improve and create amazing essays! Additionally, through this position, I have learned about topics I may not have typically researched because of the essays I am sent.

Flash Writing Qs

COMING SOON:  DM your writing questions to us via Instagram!  We will get back to you as soon as possible (within 24 hours).