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*Welcome to the Learning Commons!: Writing Center

About the Writing Center

As a student, you may be asked to produce many types of writing such as: discussion board posts, papers, speeches, essays, cover letters, annotated bibliographies, and more. No matter what type of writing assignment you have, the Online Writing Center can help!

There are three main ways to use the Writing Center:

  1. Submit a paper for comments and feedback using the Online Writing Center Submission Form on this page
  2. Stop by the Zoom Room to work virtually with a tutor (no appointment necessary)
  3. Stop by the Learning Commons to work with a writing tutor or specialist face to face (no appointment necessary)

How to Visit the Writing Center Zoom Room

The Writing Center Zoom Room is an open virtual space where you can meet with tutors to work on your writing! No need to make an appointment, just stop by when it works for you! 

Here's how it works:

  1. Click the link for the Writing Center Zoom Room (
    Never used Zoom before? This brief guide covers the basics. 
  2. Click "I'm not the meeting host, Join Meeting as an Attendee"
  3. Wait for the writing tutor to admit you
  4. Meet with a real live human to talk about your writing!

image of zoom join screen with Join Meeting as an Attendee highlighted


Using the Writing Center Submission Site

Students can use our submission form to send in copy of your project along with assignment guidelines and specific requests you would like for feedback. One of our trained writing tutors will read your paper and insert comments, suggestions, and editing notes before emailing it back to you. Please allow 2-3 days for this type of feedback. 

The video below shows you how to use the Online Writing Center submission site to receive feedback and comments on your writing.