Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the Writing Center?

Any K-State student working on writing can use the Writing Center. We help with all classes, with job and scholarship applications, and even creative writing.

How do I schedule an appointment?

The best way to schedule an appointment is to make an appointment online. Take a couple of minutes to create an account, login, select the schedule that fits your needs (face-to-face, written feedback, or video), and then make an appointment by clicking on a time that works for you.

What is a session like?

Face-to-face and video-chat sessions last thirty 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.

For written feedback, you will submit your paper online and receive feedback in the form of a letter within two business days. The letter will offer suggestions and questions to address your concerns and help guide your revisions to your writing.

Do I need to bring anything?

Your presence is the only requirement. You don't need a draft unless you've reached that point in the writing process. However, it is always helpful to bring a copy of the assignment sheet and any instructions from your professor. You are also welcome to bring your laptop if you would prefer to work that way.

Is the Writing Center only for English-related projects?

Not at all! We encourage you and all students to bring their writing-related projects from other classes and beyond.

Can I just drop off my paper to be edited for mistakes?

Sorry, but no. We do not offer drop-off services. We believe the best way to improve writing is to work directly with students.

Can I work alone in the Writing Center?

You are more than welcome to come into the Writing Center and use it as a place to write or study.

How do I become a peer tutor?

Tutors who work at the Writing Center get extensive training in the theory and practice of one-to-one tutoring. Contact Stacia Gray at or information about our tutor training course: ENGL 500 "Writing Center Theory and Practice."