The Writing Center

Hours & Services

Front Door of Writng Cetner

SUMMER 2020 Hours of Operation: 

Effective March 16, 2020 - All appointments will be offered online.

Mon-Thurs: 10am - 4pm

Fri-Sun: CLOSED

click here to Schedule a Writing Center Appointment

Writing Center Locations:

The Main Campus Writing Center is located in the lower level of Carlson Library (0130) across from the Learning Enhancement Center (LEC). Schedule an appointment for the Main Campus Writing Center.

The Engineering Writing Center (EWC) services are located in Nitschke room 1016 on the Engineering Campus. Schedule an appointment for the EWC.

Tutoring Sessions:  Writing Center tutoring is available in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters of the academic year. Sessions are either 25 minutes or 50 minutes, depending on writing assignment, stage of writing, and/or the length of the written work.

The 50-minute session is great for longer papers and assignments that require more feedback, such as group projects, research papers, or senior theses. Note that at the end of the 50 minutes, the Writing Consultant will review and write a brief report before their next session.

The 25-minute session works well for shorter writing assignments, brainstorming sessions, and/or assistance with research documentation and formatting, including MLA and/or APA citation styles. Note that at the end of the 25 minutes, the Writing Consultant will review and write a brief report before their next session.                 

**Please Note: Individuals working on extensive writing projects often meet with a Writing Consultant more than once for more sustained guidance and assistance.**

What We Do

The Writing Center provides support to writers within the University of Toledo community.

We assist with the following types of "writing" projects:

session

  • Assigned papers such as essays and research papers
  • Proposals for senior thesis, capstone projects, master's thesis, or dissertations
  • Group projects and proposals
  • Short stories, poetry, and other types of creative writing
  • Letters of application and job resumes, scholarships, and personal statements
  • Reviews and chapter drafts for dissertations or sustained writing projects
  • Submissions for conferences or publication

Writing Consultants help by:

  • discussing an assignment with the writer in order to encourage understanding and clarification of the writing task
  • determining where writing can use improvement and how the writer can revise their work effectively   
  • generating ideas, notes, and outlines with the writer and helping the writer develop a plan for his/her project which is focused on a particular audience
  • engaging a conversation with writers about their ideas and desires for their project
  • asking questions that guide a writer to consider changes that will help them to communicate effectively    
  • offering explanation of the writing process and assisting students at all stages of that process

What can a writer do to make a visit to the Writing Center most productive? check in

  • Bring a copy of the assignment
  • Bring a draft of the paper/writing assignment
  • Share with the tutor your goals for your session: grammar, argumentation, citation, support, etc. 
  • Come early in the process of writing so we can provide help before a writer becomes lost, stuck, or overwhelmed; longer and more complex assignments take more time to read and review so the writer should come to the Center at least a week in advance

What happens when I come to the Writing Center?

  • When arriving for a session you will be asked to check-in at the front desk
  • You will have a seat in the Writing Center and your Writing Consultant will be with you shortly
Last Updated: 5/28/20