The Writing Center can help. From one-on-one appointments to workshops and online consultations, the Writing Center can review your paper, answer your questions, and provide feedback and suggestions for revision.

  • 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 48 hours, Monday through Friday. 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. 

    The Writing Center will send a copy of your paper, complete with our comments, tracked edits, and suggestions for revision, to your instructor. If you do not wish your instructor to view the edited version of your paper, you must specify your wish not to have your instructor sent a copy of the annotated paper. Simply write Do Not Contact Instructor in the subject line of the email. Otherwise, your instructor will receive our feedback and suggestions.

    *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 forty-eight hours before it is due.  

    Give us the necessary information and email your paper as an attachment to Writing Center can only accept Microsoft Word .doc or .docx files. No PDFs, Google Docs, or secured files that require a password to open will be accepted). 


  • 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.

  • Online Appointments


    The Writing Center offers appointments by video conferencing or phone through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. To meet with a consultant virtually, students must first make an appointment on WC Online. A link the the consultant's Blackboard session will be listed on WC Online at the top of the page. At the time of your appointment, click on your consultant's link and you will be connected. Each online appointment lasts forty-five minutes. Please call at the scheduled time. Students who do not log on or call after fifteen minutes will be considered a no-show.