The Writing Center and all its locations will be open for normal hours November 24th, but the 25th-30th, the Outpost, the Main Evening, and conversation groups are closed. The Main and West will also be closed for Thanksgiving break November 26th-30th. All normal hours return December 1st.
November is National Novel Writing Month! Join us for some NaNoWriMo Mondays in November at 6:30 in SU 440!
The Writing Center Mission
Whom we serve:
The Oklahoma State University Writing Center is here to serve the OSU community. We aim to develop effective communicators regardless of skill level or background.
What we do:
We help you understand and practice many strategies effective writers use—from brainstorming to drafting to editing techniques.
What we believe:
Our beliefs are rooted in the mission of a land grant institution. We empower you by facilitating the writing process through practical curriculum and open participation. We acknowledge and celebrate diversity and growth by providing an environment in which differences are respected and students are encouraged to explore diverse voices.
Write Here! Write Now! Write On!
In addition to one-on-one consultations with our trained writing consultants, the Writing Center also provides the following services free of charge to all members of the OSU community:
- English as a Second Language conversation groups to help ESL clients improve their English-speaking skills. These are Monday - Thursday at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in SU 440
- Workshops to explore a variety of texts and topics
- Write Nights to focus on writing tasks with occasional help from consultants. These are Thursdays at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm in SU 440
- Graduate Accountability Writing Groups to aid writers with larger projects. These take place on Fridays from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Edmon Low Library, Room 206
- Reference materials
Check it out!
Can't find sources? Librarian David Oberhelman will hold hours in the Writing Center (SU 440) to answer questions about library research. He is available Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am and Thursdays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
And don't forget to join us for Write Nights! Check it out Thursdays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm in the Student Union, Room 440.
National Novel Writing Month is a month of creative whimsy when writers from all over the world write 50,000 words in 30 days. Do NaNoWriMo! #NaNoWriMo
The OSU Writing Center will host write-ins at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm in SU 440 every Monday in November. We will be providing an informal, supportive space for writers to work on their novels and increase those word-counts. We will have writing prompts for those who become stuck, and the writers can track their progress each hour, earning prizes from the Municipal Liaison, Rachel Thompson (twitter.com/nanorachel101).
We also want to emphasize that the progress-tracking is not a competition—it is more relaxed, and participation is not a requirement. Writers will have the opportunity to meet and give input, if solicited, to other local Stillwater writers. There will also be cookies for attendees.
In order to participate in NaNoWriMo, it is not necessary but encouraged that you create an account on NaNoWriMo's website (nanowrimo.org). It will give you access to writing resources, pep talks, cool writerly merchandise, and the greater NaNoWriMo community.
These write-ins are in conjunction with the Stillwater WriMos. By joining the website, you can choose a home region, find Stillwater, OK, and chat in forums with other Stillwater WriMos as well as see what other local events are planned for November (hnanowrimo.org/regions/usa-oklahoma-stillwater).