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