All student writers can benefit from the feedback and support the Writing Commons provides. Visit us to see how we can help you!
Writing Commons Mission Statement
- 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!
"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.
Fall 2019 Hours
(Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - Friday, December 6, 2019)
Monday: 11am - 9pm
Tuesday: 11am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm
Sunday: 3pm - 9pm
The Writing Commons will be closed all day on the following day(s):
Fall Break (Friday, October 10, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019)
Veteran's Day (Monday, November 11, 2019)
Thanksgiving Recess (Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Sunday, December 1, 2019)
Email: writing [at] kent.edu
Please note: When classes are not in session, the Writing Commons is closed. When weather or other emergencies cause the Kent campus to delay or cancel classes on the Kent campus, the Writing Commons closes.
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.