Writing Center

Writing manuals and books

A place where writing is highly valued and loved.

The Writing Center can help you discover the myriad possibilities for your unique voice within the writing community. The center exists to create better writers in a cooperative learning environment.

Writing consultants are trained to work with student writers one-on-one and electronically via the Online Writing Lab (OWL). Consultants work with writers first to identify globally effective and ineffective parts of a paper. Global feedback is followed by feedback on specific issues, such as sentence construction, citation style, formatting and grammar. The writer and consultant will discuss action points to guide the writer in the important revision process.

In-person consultations, by appointment, are preferable. However, the Writing Center also provides an Online Writing Lab (OWL) for electronic submission of papers.

If you submit a paper online, please allow 48 hours for a reply. Simply email your paper and a description of the assignment in a Microsoft Word or Rich-Text Format to van.writingcenter@wsu.edu.

Writing Center hours:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday, Closed


A short, fully interactive tutorial with samples of APA-style research papers.

Writing Resources

Academic writing requires attention to detail and knowledge of basic but important grammatical and stylistic conventions. The following are some resources for finding and correcting issues in your papers.

Contact us

Contact the Writing Center at van.writingcenter@wsu.edu or at 360-546-9650.

The Writing Center is located in Library Building (VLIB), Room 203.