Writing Center

The KCAD Writing Center helps writers of all levels, at any stage of the writing process. We give writers the tools and strategies they need to become better writers, not just to “fix” one piece. In other words, we help the writer, not just the writing. Our goal is to give students and faculty the resources they need to write successfully.

 


Location


17 Fountain St. NW building
7th Floor
Student Services area*


*Check in at the Student Services desk to be directed to the Writing Center area

Spring 2024 Hours

 
In-Person Hours

Monday-Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 
Virtual Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Connect virtually via Zoom


Why visit the Writing Center?

  • Have a writing assignment and need help getting started
  • Need help finding good research sources
  • Aren’t sure about your thesis
  • Just need a good person with whom to discuss your project
  • Have a draft written and need help with organization or editing

The Writing Center's consultants can help:

  • Brainstorm ideas for an assignment
  • Organize your ideas
  • Revise your essay’s focus
  • Make your essay more appropriate for its audience and purpose
  • Edit and polish your draft
  • Find good secondary research materials
  • Use document sources appropriately
  • Understand the conventions of MLA style

Frequently Asked Questions

Who works at the Writing Center?

We have friendly and helpful writing consultants available, including faculty and peer specialists. All writing consultants are qualified to support you with your writing goals.

Where is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is located on the 7th floor of the 17 Fountain St. NW building in the Student Services area. Check in at the Student Services desk to be directed to the Writing Center area.

Do I need an appointment?

No! Simply visit the Writing Center during posted hours. You can always ask for directions at the 7th floor Student Services desk.

What happens during a session?

You and your writing consultant will look over your document together with an eye toward brainstorming, research, revision, or help identifying the next steps to move forward.

I don't have a draft. Can I still seek help from the Writing Center?

Absolutely! Our writing consultants are happy to talk you through every phase of writing, from brainstorming and outlining to drafting a conclusion.

Will the Writing Center proofread my paper for me?

Our writing consultants won’t proofread your entire essay, but they will help you spot errors and learn how to correct them on your own.


The Writing Center is located in the:

17 Fountain St. NW building
7th Floor
Student Services area*

*Check in at the Student Services desk to be directed to the Writing Center area

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