Writing Commons | Kent State University

Writing Commons

All student writers can benefit from the feedback and support the Writing Commons provides. Visit us to see how we can help you!


"Maybe in a perfect world, all writers would have their own ready auditor... who would not only listen but draw them out, ask them questions they would not think to ask themselves.  A writing center is an institutional response to this need."

- Stephen M. North
"The Idea of a Writing Center." College English 46.5 (1984): 433-46.


  • As the university writing center, the Writing Commons supports 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.

Download a printable PDF version of the Writing Commons Brochure, detailing basic information about the writing center and our offered services.


Please consider making a donation to the John Tamplin Fund to support the Writing Commons staff professional development!


(Monday, June 11, 2018 - Wednesday, August 1, 2018)

Monday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m..

The Writing Commons will be closed all day on the following days:

Independence Day: July 4, 2018


The Writing Commons is located on the 4th floor of the University Library, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio campus.  Simply take a left out of the stairwell or two lefts off the elevator to find us.