Writing Center

Compose and Communicate

The WSU Tri-Cities Writing Center is dedicated to supporting student writers of all skill levels and from across the disciplines as they navigate through the writing process of pre-writing, researching, drafting, and revising.

The Writing Center is a positive learning environment that will support you as you compose in any medium or genre. From research papers to resumes and creative narratives to lab reports you will find the resources you need when you meet with our peer writing consultants.

Through collaborative revision, we help you become a better writer as well as meet course and university expectations by developing effective writing skills. By doing this, we support the success of our students, faculty, and university community.

How It Works

Although you may walk-in for assistance at any time, scheduling an appointment is encouraged.

When you schedule an appointment, you may select the specific day and time of your consultation, and are guaranteed at least 30 minutes of one-on-one time with the peer writing consultant of your choice.

Peer Consultants

All peer writing consultants are students themselves, so they’ve faced the same challenges you have of composing in an academic setting. Consultants are prepared to help you with many types of composition issues, including:

  • Understanding the Assignment
  • Prewriting and Invention
  • Drafting and Research
  • Revising, Editing, and Polishing
  • Documentation Style
  • Document Layout and Design
  • Use of Visual Rhetoric
  • Basic Computer Assistance

You may also visit the Writing Center to work on assignments, ask questions, use books and other resources, and/or pick up free handouts about the writing process, writing mechanics, grammar, documentation style, and more.

What to Bring

Please bring as much information as possible about the assignment you are working on. This could include the course syllabus, assignment or project description, grading rubrics, and/or any notes, brainstorms, outlines, drafts, or other work you have completed.  The more you and the consultant understand the requirements of the assignment, the more productive your consultation will be.  Other than assignment descriptions and completed work, the best things you can bring to an appointment are specific questions and a positive attitude.

Location and Hours of Operation

The Writing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Max E. Benitz Library and is open from the third week of classes through Closed Week of every fall and spring semester:

  • Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Writing Center is closed when the WSU Tri-Cities campus is closed. This includes Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving break, and any time the campus is closed due to inclement weather.

Contact Us

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Simon Aebersold

Interim Director, Writing and Tutoring Centers
Instructor, English
Office: CIC Library 201AE
Phone: 509-372-7342
Email: simon.aebersold@tricity.wsu.edu

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