The Digital Quad

The John Bahr Writing Center

Fall 2019 Hours

MONDAY10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
TUESDAY9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
WEDNESDAY10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
THURSDAY10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
FRIDAY10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SATURDAY9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Philosophy

We offer writing instruction to students in all disciplines. Peer tutors and the Director of the Center meet with students individually to work on class projects, to address specific writing needs and ultimately, to empower students. This is a place for all students: even the best writers can benefit from having someone review their work. The tutors are available to help students with any writing issues throughout the revision process including organization, grammar, structure and clarity, critical reading, citing sources, debate and presentation skills, creativity and confidence. We expect our students to be part of that process. We are not an editing service; instead, this is a conversation between student and tutor. We stress the importance of revision. Writing well takes time and requires practice, patience and hard work. We’re realistic: We realize that student progress is sometimes slow but we hope that little by little, we will begin to see improvement. The hope is that the students will gain a better sense of their writing needs, confidence in their ability to communicate with others and a positive writing community.

Our Services

Classroom Visit

Invite us to visit your classes to either discuss the Writing Center’s services or present a workshop specifically for your class.


Every semester we offer workshops to the campus community. Out workshop materials will be archived under the “Workshops” tab.

Writing Center Tour

Walk in or make an appointment to tour the Writing Center space.

Instruction Consultation

The Writing Center director and writing specialists often consult with instructors about writing-related concerns related to writing assignments, in class workshops, and feedback to students’ writing.