Writing Center

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 WSU Vancouver writing community. The center exists to create better writers in a cooperative learning environment.

How we work

Writing consultants are trained to work with WSU Vancouver 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 are preferable. However, the Writing Center also provides an Online Writing Lab (OWL) for electronic submission of papers.

When we're available

  • The WSU Vancouver Online Writing Lab (OWL) is open to respond to student writing between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday.
  • Submissions posted during non-business hours will be reviewed the next business day.
  • Due to increased volume, the Writing Center will respond only to submissions from a current WSU email address.

In response to current COVID-19 concerns, the Writing Center will respond to student writing online via the Online Writing Lab. Writing Consultants will be available online during our regular operating hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M – F) and students can expect to hear from us within 24 hours of our receipt of their work.

Submit a paper

To submit a paper online, simply email your paper and a description of the assignment in a Microsoft Word or rich-text format to writingcenter@wsu.edu.