Welcome!

 

We're here to assist you with any writing project, at any stage of your writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Any graduate or undergraduate GVSU student can make an appointment or take advantage of our drop-in hours simply by coming into the center with a draft of your writing. Faculty and staff interested in writing consultations for their own work and our other services can call 616-331-2922.

Still have questions? Feel free to call, stop by, or email us!

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Hours and Locations

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Winter Hours (January 16 - April 21)

The writing center provides drop-ins and appointments for 30 minutes. Graduate students and non-native English speakers can request 50-minute appointments.

We offer multiple locations (Allendale, downtown, online) for your convenience, but students are limited to one consultation per day. We encourage you to come early in your writing process. 

Exam week hours (April 23-28) are available and will be posted in late March. 

ALLENDALE

LAKE ONTARIO HALL, 120

Monday - Thursday : 9am-6pm

Friday : 9am-3pm

Sunday : 2pm-6pm

MARY IDEMA PEW LIBRARY, KNOWLEDGE MARKET

Sunday - Thursday : 6pm-11pm

DOWNTOWN, GR

STEELCASE KNOWLEDGE MARKET

Monday - Thursday : 11am-6pm

CHS, 100

Monday & Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ONLINE

GOOGLE DOCS

Monday - Wednesday : 8pm-12am

EMAIL (Special Permission Needed)

This service is only available to graduate students, online students, and those taking classes in Muskegon, Traverse City, or Holland. To submit, use this Web Form. Please allow 72 hours from time of submission for feedback. 

EXAM WEEK HOURS

EXAM WEEK HOURS

For the week of Sunday, April 22nd - Thursday, April 26th, the Writing Center will offer special hours.

 

There will be drop-ins and appointments available.

ALLENDALE

LAKE ONTARIO HALL, 120

Sunday, April 22nd: 2pm-5pm

Monday, April 23rd: 9am-6pm

Tuesday, April 24th: 9am-6pm

Wednesday, April 25th: 9am-11am & 1pm-5pm

(CLOSED @ 11AM-1PM

Thursday, April 26th: 9am-5pm

MARY IDEMA PEW LIBRARY, KNOWLEDGE MARKET 

Sunday, April 22nd: 6pm-10pm

Monday, April 23rd: 6pm-10pm

Tuesday, April 24th: 6pm-10pm

DOWNTOWN, GR

STEELCASE KNOWLEDGE MARKET

Monday, April 23rd: 11am-6pm

Tuesday, April 24th: 11am-6pm

Wednesday, April 25th: 2pm-5pm

Thursday, April 26th: 2pm-5pm

CHS, 100

Monday, April 23rd: 11am-2pm

ONLINE

GOOGLE DOCS

Monday, April 23rd: 8pm-12am

Tuesday, April 24th: 8pm-12am

Wednesday, April 25th: 8pm-12am

Spring 2018 Hours & Locations

For questions about our Spring hours and locations, click here!


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No Appointment Necessary!

September 11, 2017

At our physical locations in Lake Ontario Hall, the Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market and the Steelcase Knowledge Market, all our hours have consultants available for both drop-ins and appointments. Every hour we have consultants available to assist

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Click here for our printable plugger with information about our hours and locations. 

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Exam Cram!

It's Exam Cram time!

In addition to extended hours in the library, there will also be events throughout the week meant to help you, comfort you, or de-stress you while you prepare for the last big push of your semester. For more information, please visit Exam Cram's Webpage here.

EXAMcram2018

Community Reading Project

Have you heard about the new Community Reading Project book, All The Single Ladies

Check out our information and resources under WRITING RESOURCES -- or click here for the direct link

AllTheSingleLadies

Language Diversity Initiative

We recognize that one's home-language is a foundational component to one's sense of self. The ways we speak, write, listen, or sign are expressions of who we are, have been, or hope to be. Our mission is to validate all identities and provide every person with respect for their dignity and understanding through empathy; therefore, we are passionate about creating and maintaining a space for all students to feel comfortable and encouraged to exercise their natural identities free from judgement, criticism, or rejection. 

Whether you're coming to the Writing Center or the Knowledge Market for help with writing, researching, or speaking, we believe you have the right to your own voice.

Learn more about our Linguistic Diversity Initiative 

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New Resource: The Communication Triangle Post Card

When writing for your class...

In collaboration with Writing Across the Curriculum, the Writing Center has drafted a helpful resource regarding "the Communication Triangle" (often referred to as "the Rhetorical Triangle"). By using this post-card, writers can have a helpful guided experience with the following:

  • Writing for a reader
  • Writing within a context
  • Writing with a purpose
  • Reading any genre
  • Reading new information
  • Picking topics

Communication Triangle 1

For more information about ways in which writers exist in a communication context, consider viewing our helpful handouts; there, you can find information about audience expectations, language and jargon, genre facts, and much more!

Communication Triangle 2

Writing in Your Major: Genre Guides

Did you know that we have guides to help you write in your discipline?

Whether it's nursing, biology, engineering, or mathematics, the Writing Center has worked with faculty to provide you with helpful handouts about the expectations of each field. Check them out here

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