Ohio University

Student Writing Center

The Student Writing Center (SWC) provides free writing assistance to Ohio University students. Our tutors can help at any stage of the writing process from discussing and organizing ideas to polishing a final draft. Tutors will not edit papers but will guide students in improving their writing strategies. We welcome scheduled appointments and walk-ins. 

To make an appointment call 593-2644 or schedule online using TutorTrac.

  • Other Writing Resources

    The OWL at Purdue website offers grammar, mechanics, and punctuation rules as well as format and citation guidelines (with examples) for MLA, APA, and Chicago writing styles. 

    Other Writing and Communication Centers on the Athens Campus 

    ELIP Writing Lab (Gordy 009) – Offers writing and language assistance for international and domestic students. 

    Graduate Writing & Resource Center (Alden 309) – Offers writing assistance to graduate students working on dissertations, articles, grants, and other major pieces of writing. 

  • Become a Writing Tutor

    If you are interested in becoming a Student Writing Center tutor, complete the Tutor Application.


    If you are an instructor and would like to recommend a student as a possible writing tutor, please email us any applicable information.

Hours of Operation

Academic achievement center
Student Writing Center
Alden Library 226

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 4 - 8 p.m.