All Writing Center locations are now open!
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) beginning September 15th to answer questions about library research. After September 15th, he will be 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 Wright Nights! Check it out Thursdays from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm in the Student Union, Room 440.
There's also our How to Write a Lot Workshop! The purpose of this workshop series is to teach the skills necessary to write productively in the hectic schedule of a graduate student. We will cover topics such as overcoming motivational roadblocks, writing more effectively, and writing within a busy schedule. This workshop might be particularly useful for new graduate students and for those transitioning from writing shorter class research papers to writing longer projects such as thesis or dissertation.