The Writing Center exists to help members of the Spring Arbor University community grow as writers. In keeping with The Concept, we offer space for students to learn in community by engaging in conversations about all aspects of writing and critical thinking.
We fulfill this mission through one-on-one consultations with students, workshops that cover particular subjects, and handouts and other resources to help students with specific questions.
We aren’t a proofreading or editing service; rather, we want to work with you so that you can grow as a writer. When you come for an appointment, expect to engage in a rigorous conversation about your ideas and your writing. While our tutors hope that you walk out the door with a better piece of writing, they are more concerned that you leave a better writer.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, go to our online calendar. You may view all available appointments, or, if you want to work with a particular tutor, you can see what hours he or she is available by choosing a name from the drop down menu at the top of the page. Click on the time you want, enter your contact information, and you’ll be ready to go. We look forward to talking with you about your writing.
We are located on the first floor of the White Library, just to the left of the main stairs.
In order to serve the many SAU students in the GPS or online programs who aren’t able to come for a face-to-face writing consultation, we also offer online consultations (this service is not available to on-campus students). If you are a GPS or online student, simply email your essay or writing project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the body of your email, include a brief summary of your assignment and any questions or concerns you have. We will do our best to reply within one business day, and will return your document with comments that will suggest ways to strengthen your argument, clarify confusing sections, and identify and correct repeated errors. If needed, you can follow up with your tutor through a phone call.