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Student and Faculty Resources

Student Resources:

In addition to offering individual tutoring sessions and workshops, the Writing Center has created a number of handouts to support students in their writing. On this website, you will find information on citation (APA, MLA, CMS), along with handouts on how to summarize, paraphrase, and quote sources (135KB) , how to read scholarly journal articles (162KB) , and understanding key grammar terms (94KB) . For other handouts on writing and reading strategies, ESL issues, and specific assignment tips, visit our Writing Center on the second floor of the Zahnow Library.

Faculty Resources and Programs:

The Writing Center can help faculty by providing tips on creating writing assignments (294KB) , offer ways to use the Writing Center for extra credit (157KB) , and give tips for working with English as Second Language (ESL) writers, specifically Arabic (344KB) and Chinese (331KB) students. For more information about strategies for working with ESL writers, visit

In addition, our “Teachers in the Center” program supports faculty who volunteer two hours a week as a writing tutor. In the past ten years, over 30 faculty from various departments have engaged in this university service, learning more about writing across our campus and helping students develop their writing skills.

For a list of current and former Teachers in the Center, click here. (48KB)

For more information about the Writing Center resources and programs, please contact Helen Raica-Klotz, Writing Center Director, at or (989) 964-6062.

Contact Us
(989) 964-6061(989) 964-6061

Helen Raica-Klotz, Director

(989) 964-6062

Chris Giroux, Assistant Director

(989) 964-7228


Zahnow 250 (second floor library)


Winter 2019
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm

Online Writing Center
Monday: 2 - 3 pm
Tuesday: 2 - 3 pm
Wednesday: 5 - 6 pm
Thursday: 5 - 6 pm