Fall 2020 Updates

The Writing Center offers free online support to all CMU students enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate course and for CMU faculty and staff.  Writing Center peer consultants can provide feedback on writing projects of any kind, at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final editing.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Writing Center is online-only and is not offering face-to-face consulting services.  This online-only format will continue through the Fall 2020 semester.

Fall semester services begin August 17. During the first two weeks of classes, asynchronous online services will continue for Global campus students and for all students currently enrolled in a CMU course as well as faculty and staff. Submissions to this service are generally returned within 2 to 3 days; however, longer wait-times can occur when demand is high. This service will be available throughout the semester. Exceptoins include Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Later in the semester, we plan to offer individual and group appointments via WebEx as well as drop-in times on a limited basis. More information about these sessions and how to schedule an appointment with a Writing Center consultant will be available soon.

For faculty wanting to include information about the Writing Center in their syllabi, we have updated sample syllabus language for Fall 2020.

How to Access the Writing Center Online

This service is currently available to CMU students registered for the Fall 2020 semester (Global Campus and Main Campus), as well as CMU faculty and staff.

To access the service, click on the link below and review the submission guidelines carefully. When you click on "Online Submission Form" you will complete a form that asks the kinds of questions we might ask at the beginning of a face-to-face session. It takes approximately 2-3 days to have your draft returned with comments,  so plan accordingly. This service is limited by resources and demand. Writers will be notified if longer wait times are likely.

Submission Guidelines and Form

For questions about the service, email: writcent@cmich.edu

On-Campus Face-to-Face Sessions Currently Suspended

On-campus locations and face-to-face sessions are cancelled until further notice.

Park Library 360--Closed

(Third Floor of Park Library)

Anspach 154--Closed 

(First Floor of Anspach Hall)