Mission Statement

At the UNLV Writing Center, our writer-centered approach fosters an understanding of writing as a series of choices writers make based on context, audience, purpose, and genre. We work with writers in any discipline on any writing task (except for legal documents) to help them develop, improve, and transfer writing skills into their personal, academic, professional, and civic lives. 

The Writing Center is primarily a site for teaching and learning. We do not edit or proofread for writers. Instead, we consult with writers at any level of expertise to help them develop their own strategies for making informed choices about writing. Because writing is one of the chief ways we create, communicate, and critique knowledge, the Writing Center plays a central role in the life of the university.  

Upcoming Events

  • Check back periodically to learn about upcoming events, change in hours, or new additions to writing resources.
  • APA for Word - Thurs, June 21st Learn how to format your APA document! Create a template that you can use over and over again!  Thurs., June 21st, CBC C125  1:00pm-2:00pm  APA for Word  Registration required, but we still have open seats!  http://writingcenter.unlv.edu/workshop-registration
    Posted by Writing Center
  • MLA for Word - Tues., June 19th WE'RE BACK!  Learn how to format your MLA document! Create a template that you can use over and over again!  TODAY, Tues., June 19th, CBC C125  1:00pm-2:00pm  MLA for Word  Registration required, but we still have open seats!  http://writingcenter.unlv.edu/workshop-registration
    Posted by Writing Center
  • ENG 102 & 114 Write-in -- Tues./Wed. April 17 & 18 UNLV ENG 102 & ENG 114 Write-In!     Tuesday, April 17th, 3:00pm-7:00pm      Wednesday, April 18th, 9:00am-1:00pm   Held in Lied Library Amargosa Room   An open lab for ENG 102 & 114 students. Librarians and writing consultants will be present to help you with writing and research.     Free snacks and coffee!    Registration is recommended, but not required. 
    Posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:36 PM by Writing Center
  • Friday, April 13th -- Graduate Workshop! Join the UNLV Writing Center for the following graduate workshop:  Avoiding Plagiarism  1:00pm-2:30pm, SRWC 1010  Writers will learn the definitions associated with documentation: plagiarism, annotation, citation, direct quote, summary, and paraphrase. They will also practice identifying inadvertent plagiarism in their own writing and learn skills for advanced paraphrasing.  This workshop is open to all graduate students and faculty/staff.  Registration is recommended, but not required.
    Posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:46 PM by Writing Center
  • English 114 Write-In! -- April 4th & 5th The Writing Center will be hosting two write-ins specifically for students enrolled in English 114. The write-ins will be held in the Dayton South Residence Hall conference room on Wednesday, 4/4, from 10 AM- 12 PM and on Thursday, 4/5, from 1 PM- 3 PM. Come chat with our consultants and receive feedback on your writing assignments!
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 10:51 AM by Writing Center
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 28. View more »

Before You Visit

To make an appointment, please call us at 702-895-3908 or drop by the Writing Center (CDC Building 3).

Walk-ins are sometimes available, but we recommend making an appointment well ahead of the date your assignment is due.

The Writing Center will be closed during Summer I. We will reopen on June 4th for Summer II & III during the following hours:

Mon-Thur:  9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri:              9:00am to 1:00pm

You can make appointments on the hour or half hour.

Residence Hall Satellite

Our residence hall satellite is located in the Dayton South Conference room in the Dayton Complex.

Closed for the Summer. Will Reopen in Fall 2018

Walk-ins only. This location is open to all students until 7:00pm. After 7:00pm it is limited to Dayton residents.

Library Satellite
Our library satellite is located in the Lied Library Tutoring Lab on the 2nd floor. Walk-ins only.

Closed for the Summer. Will Reopen in Fall 2018


When You Visit

  1. Arrive 5-10 minutes early to check-in to make sure you're seen on time.
  2. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late without calling ahead, you will be marked as a "no show," and we will give your appointment to someone on the waiting list.
    • If you have more than 2 "no shows" in a semester, you will lose appointment making privileges for the rest of the academic year, and will only be seen if we have walk-in availability.
    • If you are unsure if you can make your appointment, please call us to cancel at least one hour ahead of your appointment,  or let us know you may be late. We cannot guarantee that we will hold your appointment.
  3. You must present your Rebelcard.
  4. Bring two copies of your paper/assignment (if you have something written). We will not make copies. We will not work on laptops (except in cases of DRC accommodation).
  5. Bring any assignment sheets or information that would help us better understand your assignment.
  6. If you want your instructor notified, bring his or her email address.
  7. If you are working on a take home exam, we are required to notify your instructor.
You must be logged in to add gadgets that are only visible to you