Mission Statement

The Writing Center provides students the resources necessary to become confident, effective writers and self-directed learners. We accomplish this task through encounters with students that focus on organization, content development, argumentation, proper formatting, and citation in their written work. The Writing Center helps students at every stage of the writing process and encourages them to view writing as a craft they must master through revision, reading, and perspective. Ultimately, our goal is to help students use writing as a skill that can inspire their lifelong learning, career advancement, personal fulfillment, and civic engagement.

The Governors State University Writing Center (Student Success Commons, B 1215) offers many services:

  • Can’t get started? Need help with organization? Unfamiliar with A.P.A.? Visit mywconline.com to schedule a forty-five minute, one-on-one session with a consultant!  If you need assistance, please call 708.534.4090If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.

  • Feel free to meet with a writing tutor or send a paper in for review.  Get answers to questions like How do I do a reference page for a research paper? or Which to, two, or too should I use? can be found easily on the Writing Center website. For a template that puts your research paper in A.P.A. style, click here.

Instructions for Students

The Writing Center offers appointments in person or through video conferencing via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The Writing Center cannot work with Google Docs, PDFs, or shared files.

For appointments via Blackboard, please go to WC Online at the time of your appointment and click on your consultant's link in the upper section of the screen. All appointments last forty-five minutes. Students who do not arrive in the Student Success Commons or connect to Blackboard after fifteen minutes will be considered a no-show.

<b>Writing Center Services</b>

Writing Center Services

For more about appointments and the many other writing center services, click here.

<b>Writing Resources</b>

Writing Resources

For a list of online resources, click here.