Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Writing Center located?
The Writing Center is located in the English/Counseling Services Building, room 122D. To get to the Writing Center, turn left after walking through the main doors, and head all the way to the end of the hallway. The entrance to 122D will be to the right, and one of our peer tutors will be inside ready to assist you.
When is the Writing Center open?
The Writing Center is open Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday 9:30 to 2:30. We also have joint consulting sessions with Hale Library on Sunday nights, 7:00 to 9:00.
What types of students use the Writing Center?
All kinds of students use the Writing Center! If you're a K-State student and you're writing, come on in!
How do I schedule an appointment?
Appointments are available daily. The best way to sign up for a scheduled appointment is to check out our bulletin board with the sign-up sheets posted. New sign-up sheets are posted every Friday afternoon.
What is a session like?
A session generally lasts for about 30 minutes. One of our tutors will work closely with you, going through your draft, revisions, or even just ideas for a future paper. The two of you will be able to discuss together what improvements you feel need to be made to your paper.
Do I need to bring anything?
You are the most important element, but it is always helpful if you bring a copy of your work, if you've reached that point in the writing process, as well as a copy of the assignment sheet. You are also welcome to bring your laptop if you would prefer to work on an electronic assignment. The Writing Center houses a number of writing resources.
Is the Writing Center only for English-related projects?
Not at all! We encourage you and all students to bring their writing-related projects to us!
Can I just drop off my paper to be edited for mistakes?
We do not offer drop-off services. We believe the best way to improve writing is to work directly with students.
Do I have to meet with a tutor?
You are more than welcome to come into the writing center and use it as a place to write or study (or get some candy!). And if needed, a tutor may be readily available to help you with your work.
How do I become a peer tutor?
Tutors who work at the Writing Center have had extensive training in the theory and practice of one-to-one teaching. Contact Deborah Murray or Kara Northway for information about ENGL 500: "Working with Writers."