Services & Location
Location & Hours
031 Dunbar Library
Fall and Spring
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Appointments should be scheduled by visiting the Writing Center
Writers of all skill levels can benefit from informed feedback about their writing. Wright State University provides funding so that students may have writing consultations free of charge. Our staff of trained undergraduate and graduate writing consultants from across the disciplines can provide support at any stage of your writing process. While we will not write or edit your work for you, a conversation with a writing consultant can help you:
- Discover the strengths and weaknesses in a piece of writing;
- Understand assignment criteria;
- Make sense of your source materials;
- Generate and organize your ideas;
- Develop a writing plan;
- Formulate a thesis statement;
- Develop your content;
- Create compelling introductions & conclusions;
- Learn how to properly quote & paraphrase information from sources;
- Learn how to properly cite your sources;
- Develop revision & editing strategies;
- Prepare your writing for publication/presentation.
We invite you to stop by the center to make an appointment or just walk in to see if we have a consultant available.
Director, University Writing Center
Mission & Philosophy
The mission of the University Writing Center (UWC) is to help Wright State University students become more skilled, confident, independent writers, thereby enhancing their abilities as writers in educational, professional, civic, and personal settings.
Our work with students is guided by a set of observations about the nature of writing, namely:
- Writing is a tool for thinking as well as communicating;
- What we write depends on a number of variables collectively referred to as the rhetorical context;
- Writing consists of multiple, often recurring processes;
- Writing is a collaborative activity.
These observations yield a principle upon which we base our practice: Writers need to discuss their work with other writers who share or understand the rhetorical context within which the writing takes place. This process of collaboration and meaningful revision encourages writers to engage more deeply with the subject matter, enhances learning, and allows writers to produce appropriate texts.
Within our collaborative environment, we promote academic integrity and respect each writer's autonomy. Here, writers maintain ultimate authority over and responsibility for their own writing.
You will need your Wright1 card to sign in for your session.
To give you ample time to develop skills and confidence, promote independent reflection and revision, and help to ensure the availability of our services to other students, we operate with the following policies:
- You may meet with a Writing Consultant for up to an hour in a day and no more than two hours in a week, schedule permitting.
- You may break your sessions into half-hour blocks if you like.
- Hour-long sessions consist of 50 minutes of consultation with 10 minutes allotted for paperwork. Half-hour sessions consist of 25 minutes of consultation with 5 minutes allotted for paperwork.
- You do not need an appointment to meet with a consultant. You can "walk in," and if we have a consultant available, we can meet with you.
- As a courtesy convenience, you may schedule sessions in advance.
- We recommend coming to the center to schedule your appointments, but we will make appointments by phone.
- Sessions start on time. Plan to arrive at least five minutes prior to your appointment. We reserve the right to give your session time to another student if you are late.
- If you miss three appointments, you will be removed from our schedule for the remainder of the term. However, you may still use the center on a walk-in basis, and your scheduling privileges may be reinstated the following term.
In addition to providing Personal Peer Consultations, the Writing Center also offers the following resources:
- Mini-manuals providing basic format and citation information for APA and MLA styles
- Thirteen networked computers for word processing and research applications
- Adaptive equipment for students with disabilities
- A library of reference materials you can use while in the center