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    Helping Hand

    Assisting students with their writing at any stage in the writing process—including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, composing, revising, citing and more.

Serving since 1976...

The Western Michigan University writing center is dedicated to creating and fostering a campus culture that values writing as an essential process by which individuals develop scholarly knowledge, critical thinking ability, communication skills and practical wisdom. The Writing Center helps writers at all levels and of all abilities determine strategies for effective communication and make academically responsible choices at any stage in the writing process and in any genre. Our hope is to empower each writer with the skills to better understand their own work and to more deeply engage with other writers' works.

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  • 95% of students surveyed found their writing improved

  • 7201+ consultations during the 2018-2019 school year

  • 132+ Writing center orientation classroom visits in 2019

  • 22+ special request workshops in 2019



Service Continuity Update

June 10

You can contact the Writing Center by phone at 269-387-4446 or by email at writing-center@wmich.edu. We will respond to phone calls and messages as soon as we can and in the order that we receive them.

Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!

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Writing center myths exposed

June 18

There are many myths about Western Michigan University’s Writing Center that Director Kim Ballard would like to dispel.