The Writing Center in Ketchum Hall provides writing guidance and assistance to student writers from novice to distinguished skill levels.
Hours: Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. Appointments and walk-in sessions are available until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.
We assist student writers from across the disciplines in arts and humanities in academic, professional, and creative areas.
Our goal is to provide mentoring and professional development to advanced English students through tutoring, workshops, and publication assistance, to initiate future teachers in the teaching of writing and writing to learn, to provide publication coaching and opportunities in a range of literary and written genres, and to share the power of writing, literature, and literacy with the Buffalo schools and community through service learning.
We welcome collaborative writing projects and offer group and individual tutoring, as well as semester long participation with specific classes at the instructor's request. Interactive student-paced software lessons are available in all areas of mechanics and content from grammar and punctuation through content, thesis and MLA/APA citation concerns. Students can also choose to participate as editors and contributors to Writer's Compass or Elm Leaves, learn about upcoming readings and lectures, and become involved in community service learning and writing projects.
Ultimately, the Writing Center aims to foster a broad-based, creative, scholarly, and giving community of writers, scholars, and learners at Buffalo State.