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SVSU Writing Center

The Writing Center is open for Fall 2021.

Monday-Thursday 11:00am - 5:00pm & 6:00-9:00pm

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday 6:00-9:00pm

(Hours may vary slightly depending on tutor availability.)


What do we do here at the Writing Center? 

  • We provide free, individual tutorial sessions for students to help you with any writing assignment for any class. We can work with you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, correctly document sources, or polish a final draft.
  • We offer writing workshops throughout the fall and winter semesters focused on helping you learn more about APA, MLA, and academic integrity.
  • We provide handouts and videos on APA, MLA, and CMS documentation, as well as other writing resources.
  • We support an online writing center, where you can upload your paper and chat in real-time with a tutor about your draft.
  • We hold writing contests throughout the year and produce two publications that feature writing from students, faculty, and the larger community.
  • And we sponsor two community writing centers in Bay City and Saginaw, which provides free tutoring and writing workshops for any member of the community, along with a creative writing workshop in the Saginaw Correctional Facility held every fall and winter semester.

We do quite a lot here at the Writing Center—because we believe that writing matters. Come and see us!


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Writing Resources

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Contests and Publications

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Online Writing Center

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Graduate Tutoring

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Writing in the Disciplines


Dr. Bill De Herder, Director
Zahnow 250C
(989) 964-2486

Writing Center
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6061