Languages & Literature – The Writing Center


Monday through Thursday: 9:00 - 12:00, 1:00 - 3:30

        Friday: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Kethley 201
Phone: (662) 846-4088

The Writing Center staff offers help and feedback at all stages of your writing process.

  • We offer individual help with:
    • Composing a thesis statement
    • Organizing and developing an argument
    • Identifying and resolving problems of sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation
    • Using style manuals (MLA, APA, etc.) for writing in various disciplines
  • In addition to academic essays, we also offer assistance with:
    • The Writing Proficiency Exam
    • The PRAXIS
    • The MCAT
    • Application essays for graduate and professional school
    • Resumes
    • Cover letters
    • Websites, posters, brochures, and more!


* Get course credit by coming to The Writing Center! *
English 305: Applied Writing:

Academic credit can be earned for sustained work in
the Writing Center during the course of a semester. Graded CR.
May be repeated up to 7 times for credit.
Not applicable to any major or minor.

Please ask Writing Center staff about receiving
credit for ENG 305, Applied Writing.

For emergency aid when the DSU Writing Center is not open, try Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab. Although they cannot read your essays, you can use the site to find information on the following topics:

        • Grammar and punctuation
        • Common ESL (English as a Second Language) problems
        • Writing using research
        • MLA style
        • APA style
        • Resumes and cover letters

                       The Writing Center is here to help!

Calli: “The Writing Center is a great, laid back atmosphere to get help with any kind of project. We can work on grammar, the structure of your paper, finding a thesis statement—really anything that needs to be worked on. We’re ready to help!”


Faculty Tutors:

Susan Allen Ford, Writing Center Coordinator
Don Allan Mitchell
Edward Plough
Mike Smith

Peer Tutors:

Stephanie Messer
Calli Musselwhite
Trevor Spivey



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