The Michigan Tech Writing Center Logo

Welcome to the Michigan Tech Writing Center

How to make an appointment

  • 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:
    • "Undergraduate Peer-to-Peer Coaching" if you are an undergraduate student. 
    • "Graduate Peer-to-Peer Coaching" if you are a graduate student.
  • Find an open appointment slot based on your preferred time and date 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.
  • If you would like to see a video of how to register and make an appointment, select this link.
  • 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, either via video call or in person. 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."

About the Michigan Tech Writing 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 has the power to illuminate and inspire, giving us all the chance to communicate more effectively toward a healthy, just, and equitable world.

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 process issues:

  • Understanding a writing task or assignment;
  • Research;
  • Pre-writing;
  • Writer’s block;
  • Organization;
  • Revision and editing;
  • English as a second language 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.

Undergraduate Writing Center Hours

  • Fall & Spring Semesters:
    • In person, Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm—Walk-in or by Appointment;
    • Online synchronous—by Appointment Only.
  • Summer:
    • Online synchronous—by Appointment Only.

Graduate Writing Center Hours

  • Fall & Spring Semesters:
    • In person and online synchronous—by Appointment Only.


  • For general Writing Center queries: or (906) 487-2007
  • Writing Center Assistant Director, Claire Helakoski: or (906) 487-2172
  • Writing Center Director, M. Bartley Seigel: