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.

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

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

Call the Writing Center at 410-704-3426 or stop the Writing Center in LA 5330.

It is best to make an appointment in order to guarantee that someone will be available to work with you. Usually, you can call the day before your desired appointment, but consider calling two to three days in advance during the semester's busiest times. We accept drop-in appointments if someone is available.

What to Expect

Writing Center appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes or one hour, depending on the length of your project. Bring a hard copy of your draft, along with your assignment guidelines and rubric, and be prepared to talk about your work. Writing assistants read through your writing with you and provide reader-based feedback on everything from idea development and audience analysis to organization and grammar.  

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. 

Writing Center Locations and Hours

Liberal Arts Bldg. Rm 5330

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cook Library Research Help Desk

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Finals Week Locations and Hours

Liberal Arts Bldg. Rm 5330

Wednesday, December 13th: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14th: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15th: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18th: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cook Library Research Help Desk

Wednesday, December 13th: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14th: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 17th: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

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