English and Writing Support

this photo shows three people seated in a conference room. A man and a woman are sharing a loptop, while across the table another woman looks at her own laptop. There are stacks of papers on the conference table, and the white board behind them is filled with writing.

The following are options for international and domestic graduate students who would like to strengthen their English and writing skills:

  1. Center for Academic Success Programs (CASP): The WMU Writing Center provides free one-on-one writing consultation for class assignments to WMU students in all disciplines, including graduate students. Graduate students enrolled in programs at regional campuses or in online classes may take advantage of telephone or Skype consultations. Visit the Writing Center website for more information or to make an appointment using their online scheduler. Please note that each consultation is a collaboration between a client and a writing consultant. Students may make ongoing standing appointments with a writing consultant based on availability. It is unreasonable to expect that all your writing concerns can be addressed in one 50-minute appointment. Utilizing the Writing Center is just one tool in a comprehensive approach to strengthening your writing.
  2. Mentoring for Success: (269) 387- 4799. This is a state-funded program offered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. It is advertised for undergraduates in special target populations, who will be given priority; however, the program is also available to international graduate students, after the target populations have been served, as well. There are no fees. Visit the Mentoring for Success website for more details.
  3. CELCIS: Offers undergraduate-level courses that may also provide a benefit to students interested in enhancing their English/writing skills as well as tutoring for a fee.  Please refer to the CELCIS Tutor's List on the CELCIS website.
  4. Bernhard Center Bulletin Board: Postings by students willing to tutor in English or writing, as well as postings by students in need of tutorial support appear on the wall located near the bank.