Academic Skills Center

The Writing Center

The Writing Center


The King’s College Writing Center was founded to help students improve the quality and effectiveness of their specific writing assignments and to contribute to each student’s education as a life-long writer. The Center's ultimate goal is to create both better writing and better writers. Tutors endeavor to improve the work and skills of the students of King’s College in sessions characterized by respect, patience, and attentiveness.

The Center is staffed by a director and twelve peer tutors who provide one-on-one conferences to all student seeking to improve their writing. This service is available to students in any course, and tutors are available to help with all types of writing. Tutors can offer suggestions and advice at every stage of the writing process, from understanding the requirements of an assignment to developing ideas and approaches, organizing material, and writing clearly, coherently, and correctly.

Writing center tutors will not tell students what to say or how to say it. They do not write papers for students, and they are not a proofreading service. Their goal is to help writers reach their own goals and to provide whatever assistance they can to make the task of writing more rewarding and the results more effective.


The Writing Center is located on the ground floor of the Mulligan Building, near the post office.  We open every day at 8:00 a.m. Our hours for Fall 2014 are

Monday through Thursday, 8 to 8
Friday, 8 to 3

A Wrtiting Center tutor is also available every Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Millie Lawson Women's Resource Room, located on the Court Level of the Corgan Library.

Students never need an appointment and may drop in whenever they need assistance.


Our tutors are trained to help with a wide variety of writing assignments.  However, visitors may prefer to work with a tutor familiar with the conventions of a particular assignment. In that case, students may wish to drop in when the following majors are scheduled to work:


Mon: 9-11
Tues: 9-11
Wed: 9-11
Thurs: 9-11
Fri: 9-11


Mon: 9-11
Tues: 9-11
Wed: 9-11
Thurs: 9-11
Fri: 9-11

English Literature

Mon: 10-4
Tues: 12-3
Wed: 10-4
Thurs: 12-4
Fri: 10-4

English Secondary Education

Mon: 4-6
Tues: 4-6
Thurs: 4-8
Sun: 4-8


Wed: 3-5


Mon: 2-4
Tues: 12-2
Wed: 1-4
Thurs: 12-2
Fri: 1-4

Human Resources Management

Mon: 10-11, 12-1
Tues: 11-1
Wed: 10-11, 12-1
Thurs: 11-1
Fri: 10-1

International Business

Wed: 3-5

Mass Comm.

Mon: 1-3
Thurs: 2-4


Mon: 3-5
Tues: 8-9, 3-5
Thurs: 8-9, 3-5
Fri: 1-3

Political Science

Mon: 5-7
Tues: 6-8
Wed: 5-7

Professional Writing

Mon: 10-3
Tues: 9-11, 2-3, 5-8
Wed: 10-3, 5-8
Thurs: 9-11, 2-3, 5-8
Fri: 10-3


Mon: 3-5
Tues: 8-9, 3-5
Thurs: 8-9, 3-5
Fri: 1-3

Schedule for Documentation Styles

Someone familiar with MLA will be in the Center:

Monday: 8 to 9 and 10 to 7
Tuesday: 11 to 8
Wednesday: 8 to 9, 10 to 4, and 5 to 8
Thursday: 8 to 8
Friday: 8 to 9 and 10 to 4
Sunday: 4 to 8 (Library)

Someone familiar with APA will be in the Center:

Monday: 3 to 4
Tuesday: 8 to 9 and 3 to 5
Friday: 1 to 3

Someone familiar with CSE will be in the Center:

Monday: 9 to 11
Tuesday: 9 to 11
Wednesday: 9 to 11
Thursday: 9 to 11
Friday: 9 to 11

Someone familiar with Chicago/Turabian will be in the Center:

Monday: 2 to 6
Tuesday: 12 to 2 and 4 to 6
Wednesday: 1 to 4
Thursday: 12 to 2 and 4 to 8


The Director of the Writing Center is Dr. James Wallace.
Phone Extension: 5234

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