The Writing Center can help. From one-on-one appointments or online revision suggestions to review your paper to answering questions about grammar, the Writing Center can meet your needs.

  • One-on-One Appointments with a Writing Consultant


    Do you struggle with writing? Do you earn a "C" on your papers, but want an "A?" The Writing Center can help through one-on-one appointments. 

     Go to to make your appointment. If you have questions about making appointments, please call 708.534.4090.  

     What to Expect at your Writing Center Appointment

  • GSU Regional Online Writing Center


    You may send your paper online for revision suggestions or just ask a question about writing. A writing center consultant will respond within 24 hours, 7 days a week. The consultant will suggest revisions for the most significant concerns in your paper and send it back so you can edit, proofread, and revise it. After twenty-four hours, once you have revised the paper, you may send it back for another consultation if you wish. 

    *Please note that the Writing Center will do its best to respond to you within 24-hours of your submission, but responses cannot be guaranteed within that time frame during the summer term, Thanksgiving weekend, or winter break. Also, the Writing Center strongly advises students not to submit a paper for an online consultation less than twenty-four hours before it is due.  

    Give us the necessary information and email your paper as an attachment (Microsoft Word .doc or .docx only, not One Drive)  to

  • Virtual Appointments (Available Fall and Spring Semester Only)


    • A virtual appointment (Saturdays only) combines an on-site appointment and an online review. Students who can’t travel to campus may receive intensive writing help using a phone and the internet.
    • Go to to schedule a virtual appointment. Include the words "Virtual Appointment" in the "What would you like to work on?" section.
    •  E-mail your paper as an attachment to with the words "Virtual Appointment" in the subject line at least two hours before the appointment.
    •  Call the Writing Center at 708-235-7337* at the appointed time for a 45-minute session.
      *This number is only answered on Saturdays during the time of your virtual appointment.   If you have questions about your appointment or need assistance, please call The Student Success Commons at 708.534.4090.

    •  The student and the consultant will go over the paper together to make revisions.


  • Library Help Desk



    The Writing Center posts a consultant on the library balcony to answer quick questions students may have about writing. Beginning January 22, 2018, a consultant will be available in the library the following days and times:

    Monday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Workshops


    Each semester, the Writing Center offers a research paper workshop series with one hour sessions each week for five weeks. These free workshops take you through the stages of writing of writing an A.P.A.  research paper. Additionally, we also offer workshops on writing successful graduate school and scholarship essays and another about writing discussion posts and reflective responses. These workshops are typically held in the Student Success Commons B1216; just ask at the desk for the specific room. For a description of the workshops and the schedule for the current term, see our Workshop Series page.