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About the Writing Center

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The Writing Center provides free one-to-one tutoring on writing projects for any member of the Ball State University community.  We are staffed by an excellent collection of undergraduate and graduate tutors from a variety of fields.

An outline of a basic face-to-face session in The Writing Center (RB 291) looks something like this:  

  • Together, you and the tutor discuss the reason for your visit and determine the most crucial writing task to be addressed.
  • The tutor usually focuses on one or two specific aspects of the assignment that you feel need the most attention. You can make follow up appointments if you have additional concerns that could not be addressed in your initial appointment.
  • Your writing improves as you develop skills and build on your writing strengths, focusing on one aspect of your writing at a time.

An outline of a basic online session looks something like this:

  • After sharing your assignment using Google Drive and setting up Skype (if you'd like to talk with your tutor too), you and your tutor discuss the reason for your visit and determine the most crucial writing task to be addressed.
  • The tutor usually focuses on one or two specific aspects of the assignment that you feel need the most attention. You can make follow up appointments if you have additional concerns that could not be addressed in your initial appointment.
  • Your writing improves as you develop skills and build on your writing strengths, focusing on one aspect of your writing at a time.

You can access help from our website by looking at our handouts full of helpful hints, by contacting our tutors for quick questions, or by making an appointment for one of our sessions.

You can also request an in-class presentation.

The Writing Center
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 291
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours:
CENTER APPOINTMENTS (RB 291)

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Phone: 765-285-8387
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