The Writing Center

The Writing Center provides one-on-one consultations to help students with writing assignments and projects. Visit The Writing Center at any point during the writing process for any writing assignment in any class! 

the writing center

Location: Academic Learning Commons (Library), Founders Hall
Coordinator: Dr. Amanda Hayes |

Tip: Students visiting The Writing Center should bring a copy of their assignment so that tutors can provide the best assistance!

In-person Tutoring

You can visit the Writing Center in the Academic Learning Commons either during our walk-in hours or by making an appointment. (To schedule an appointment, email us at Available hours for the Spring 2024 semester:

Walk-in hours: 
Tuesdays: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Thursdays: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Fridays: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
By appointment: 
Mondays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesdays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For the safety of our tutors, masks are required for in person visits. PLEASE do NOT attend an appointment if you are currently sick or if you have been diagnosed with Covid, even if you feel okay! 

online writing lab (owl)

The OWL (Online Writing Lab) provides students who may not be able to schedule a visit to The Writing Center an opportunity to receive helpful input on their writing assignments via email.  The OWL, like the Writing Center, is free to any student enrolled at Kent State Tuscarawas. The OWL can help with writing assignments and projects for any class, at any level.


Send an Email to the Writing Center describing your writing assignment and its due date, identifying the class and instructor, and detailing how you would like a Writing Assistant to help you. Attach a draft of your paper to this Email. NOTE: Be sure your attachment is in Microsoft Word Format.  

Address your Email to with the subject heading “Paper for OWL from...”

If you wish, you may follow up by revising and resubmitting your draft for further discussion of your questions and concerns.


You may submit a paper at any time. The Writing Assistants will check for incoming Email when they are not on duty during Writing Center hours Monday through Thursday. While you may receive a response the same day you submit your draft, you should plan for a day’s turnaround. Papers submitted Thursday after 1 p.m. through Sunday will not receive a response until the following Monday.

Because of the limited hours of the Writing Center schedule, submitting papers online should not be considered as a last minute option. Never send papers less than 24 hours before they are due.  For additional writing resources go to: Kent Writing Centers Portal.


  • Choose a topic for your writing assignment or task
  • Brainstorm ideas for your assignment
  • Plan/organize your writing and/or research ideas
  • Develop your topic using relevant details, examples or other support
  • Revise your draft, either before or after your receive an instructor's comments
  • Learn correct documentation