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Student Writing Center



The Student Writing Center, located in Alden Library (1st floor), provides free scheduled and walk-in face-to-face appointments as well as online appointments.



Student Writing Center's Summer Sessions Walk-In Hours — Summer Location is AAC First Floor

  • Monday: 1–4 p.m. & 3:30–6:30 p.m.*
  • Tuesday: 1–4 p.m. & 3:30–6:30 p.m.*
  • Wednesday: 2–4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2–4 p.m.

During walk-in hours, writing assistance is first-come, first-served.
*Two tutors on Monday and Tuesday

Assistance is available at any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment to looking at the revised draft.

You can get help with developing the thesis or main idea, organizing or developing the ideas, the bibliography, grammatical issues or any other writing concerns.


Make An Appointment

For free, face-to-face 30-60-minute sessions, visit http://ohio.mywconline.com. Once a registered user, you can see and schedule an appointment  up to a week in advance.

What to bring with you:

  • writing utensil
  • specific questions 
  • your assignment sheet or writing prompt
  • written draft (hard paper copy preferred)
  • willingness to take part in the session
  • or, nothing at all; talking about you are thinking can help you with your writing.

Submit A Paper Online

OHIO students may submit a paper by clicking here.

Students should expect to see their papers within 2-3 days after they are submitted.  Papers submitted on Friday may not be returned with comments until the following Tuesday or Wednesday.

Call for Undergraduate Papers

For the third issue of The Brain: An Undergraduate Journal of Writing (sponsored by the Student Writing Center), we would like to publish undergraduate essays that focus on the environment. Majors or courses representative of the areas we are publishing include Environmental Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Geography, Environmental Geology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental and Plant Biology as well as Writing about Environmental Sustainability. If you have written or will be writing a paper on any aspect of the environment, we would like to read it. We publish papers that are already completed. Please submit your paper digitally as an email attachment to stewarc1@ohio.edu by January 1, 2017.

Additional Resources




The SWC is fully staffed at this time.

However, if you are interested in a tutoring position and would like your application to be on file, please email a resume, cover letter with references, and a 10-15 page writing sample (which can be a combination of essays) to stewarc1@ohio.edu.

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


For more information about the Student Writing Center, contact Candace Stewart at stewarc1@ohio.edu  or 740.593.2646, or visit the SWC in the Learning Commons area on Alden Library's second floor.