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To get started:

  • If you are a new user, click the "Register" link.
  • If you are a returning user, enter your log in information.
  • Select the appropriate schedule:
    • "Graduate Peer-to-Peer Coaching" if you are a graduate student.
    • "Undergraduate Peer-to-Peer Coaching" if you are an undergraduate student. 
  • Find an open appointment slot (white) on the schedule, click it, and fill in the required fields.
  • If you want ongoing support throughout the semester, set an initial meeting with a coach, then ask them to schedule repeating appointments during your appointment.
  • Please note:
    • The Writing Center only hosts synchronous meetings (face-to-face and online), meaning you will always meet with a coach in real-time. We do not offer asynchronous meetings.
    • All face-to-face appointments are held in Walker 107.
    • Online appointments use a virtual meeting space through this program, WCOnline. To meet with your coach online, log into WCOnline a few minutes before your appointment, click on your scheduled meeting time, and click "Start or Join Online Consultation."
    • For additional information, contact Writing Center Director, M. Bartley Seigel, at mbseigel@mtu.edu. 

The Michigan Tech Writing Center—107 Walker Arts & Humanities Center

Founded in 1975 as the Language Skills Lab, the Michigan Tech Writing Center has operated in a variety of guises over the years. One thing has never changed—our commitment to offering undergraduate students collaborative, peer-to-peer coaching on multimodal writing projects of all kinds, at all stages of development, in a setting that is welcoming, inclusive, and free of judgement.

From English to Electrical Engineering, all disciplines at Michigan Tech are writing intensive. While our discourse communities and conventions may differ, we are all storytellers, using language to analyze, clarify our thinking, synthesize our ideas, and effectively communicate those ideas with others. Woven poorly and without intention, our storytelling has the power to disorient and divide. But with care and craft, it also have the power to illuminate and inspire, giving us all the chance to communicate more effectively toward a healthy, just, and equitable world.

"The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself." — Albert Camus


Both undergraduate and graduate students may consult with peer-to-peer Writing Center coaches during any stage of their thinking or writing process: Prewriting (generating and exploring ideas), researching a topic, writing a first draft, revising a draft, and/or editing, including after receiving a grade/critique they would like to better understand, and/or in preparation for further revision.

Some commonly expressed writing issues:

  • Overcoming writer’s block.
  • Organizing papers or presentations.
  • Revising one’s work.
  • Documenting sources.
  • Analyzing a writing assignment.
  • ESL concerns.

Students can consult peer-to-peer Writing Center coaches about all types of writing, including but not limited to:

  • Any writing undertaken for Michigan Tech courses—including scholarly, creative, scientific, and technical writing.
  • Undergraduate capstone projects and theses.
  • Graduate theses and dissertation chapters.
  • Essays for graduate school applications.
  • Personal and professional statements.
  • Resumes and CVs.
  • Business and professional correspondence.
  • Website and social media copy.
  • Grant proposals.
  • Conference papers and presentations.
  • And many other writing challenges!

Regular Semester Writing Center Hours

Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm, Walk-in or by Appointment (recommended)

Online by Appointment Only