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




Spring Hours (May 7th - June 20th)

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. 

Appointments MUST be scheduled 24 hours in advance. 



Monday - Thursday : 10am-2pm (Drop-ins)

Monday - Thursday : 2pm-4pm (Appointments only - 24-hours in advance)





Monday - Thursday : 2pm-4pm (Appointments only - 24-hours in advance)

Monday - Thursday : 4pm-6pm (drop-ins)

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Monday - Wednesday : 8pm-10pm

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. 


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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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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


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 


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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