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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, just past the bulletin board at the end of the hall, 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, 6:00 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?
The best way to schedule an appointment is to make an appointment online. Take a couple of minutes to create an account, and then make an appointment for face-to-face or emailed feedback from a tutor regarding your work. The emailed feedback will offer suggestions and questions to address your concerns and help guide your revisions to your writing. You will receive emailed feedback within two business days.
What is a session like?

Face-to-face sessions last thirty minutes while online video or chat sessions last one hour. 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.

If you want to receive emailed feedback on your project, you will submit your paper online and receive feedback in the form of a letter within two business days that will offer suggestions and questions to address your concerns and help guide your revisions to your writing.

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 you can submit a paper online to receive emailed feedback on your work within two business days.

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 Cydney Alexis at calexis@ksu.edu for information about ENGL 500 "Writing Center Theory and Practice."