The Writing Center

At virtually every stage of the writing process from brainstorming your concept to polishing your final draft, you can get the writing assistance you need at the Writing Center.

Coronavirus Information

The Writing Center will not be holding any on-campus appointments until further notice. Instead, we will work with students online.

Two students using the writing center
Two students using the writing center.

Fall Semester Hours

The Writing Center is now open for fall semester; however, all appointments will be held online at https://towson.mywconline.net. You can view a short video here about how to use Towson's Online Writing Center. Hours for fall semester are as follows:

Monday--Thursday: 9 am--9 pm

Friday: 9 am--4 pm

Sunday: 2 pm--9 pm 

Live-Chat Tutoring Appointments

Live-chat tutoring works similarly to face-to-face sessions in that you are “meeting” with your writing assistant and receiving targeted feedback but are doing so in the comfort of your home or anywhere with a stable internet connection. We offer 60, 90, or 120-minute-long appointments, depending on the length of your paper. At the time of your appointment, please login to towson.mywconline.net, select your appointment window, and click on the link that reads “start or join online consultation.” From here, your writing assistant will provide feedback and offer strategies for revision. If your paper is 7 or more pages double-spaced, please be sure to attach your paper to the appointment window at least one hour before the appointment. With longer papers, our writing assistants read over your work ahead of the appointment to allow more time for discussion.  

The Writing Center's Purpose

The Writing Center provides individual writing support to all members of the Towson community, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff members. We work with writers at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming to polishing a final draft.

Writing assistants work with writers to develop and organize their thoughts, sharpen their focus, and communicate their ideas more clearly and precisely. We support writers with any type of writing project, whether a PowerPoint presentation for a sociology class, a lab report for biology, or a resume for a summer internship.

To Meet with a Writing Assistant

All Writing Center appointments are now being scheduled online at towson.mywconline.net. Just navigate to that site and create an account.

What to Expect

Our job is to read through your writing and provide reader-based feedback on everything from idea development and audience analysis to organization and grammar. It is important to note that we respect writers and rely on your insights and participation. Please introduce any documents you think would be useful, such as assignment guidelines or rubrics. Finally, please tell us what you would like to work on in the session. At the Writing Center, our goal is to be as helpful as possible in the time we have. Let us know if there are specific things that you are concerned about. 

Writing Assistants

Writing Assistants are undergraduate and graduate students who are recommended by faculty to work in the Center. Currently, writing assistants represent every college and over twenty disciplines on campus, including political science, business, journalism, biology, mass communications, nursing, and education. 

Contact Information

Office

Location
Liberal Arts Building
Room 5330
Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone