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.
  • Welcome Back! As we start out this spring semester, don't forget to check out The Writing Center on social media! We post upcoming events, writing workshops, and writing tips. Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/unlvwritingcenter/. We're also on Instagram: @unlvwritingcenter.
    Posted by Writing Center
  • Sept 27th - Workshops Our next set of workshops will be on Sept 27th in SU 205. Check out our Workshop Schedule tab for more details. These events are open to all students and faculty/staff.
    Posted Sep 26, 2017, 3:32 PM by Writing Center
  • Oct 4th - Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop Join the UNLV Writing Center on Mon. Oct 3rd or Tue Oct 4th in RLL 101 for our new workshop:Avoiding Plagiarism in Three Parts12:00pm-12:30pm - The BasicsWriters will learn the basic definitions associated with documentation: plagiarism, annotation, citation, direct quote, summary, and paraphrase. They will also practice identifying inadvertent plagiarism in their own writing.12:30pm-1:15pm - Close Reading, Annotation, and TrackingWriters will learn and practice some basic strategies for close reading , annotation, and tracking sources as they write.1:15pm-2:00pm - Quoting and Paraphrasing        Writers will learn and practice some basic strategies for using direct quotes and paraphrasing, and will also learn to identify common forms of inadvertent plagiarism. We will ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2016, 2:56 PM by Writing Center
  • Graduate Workshop 09/30 Calling all grad students, PhDs, and faculty/staff. This Friday, Sep. 30th, we will be presenting another workshop for you. Join us in RLL 101 for Advanced APA & Avoiding Plagiarism. In this workshop, writers will learn and practice the uses of signal phrases, paraphrase, summary, and documentation that conform to APA style. We will also cover the use of tables and images in APA. Click the Workshop Schedule & Registration tab for more information and to register for this session. Hope to see you there!
    Posted Sep 27, 2016, 2:09 PM by Writing Center
  • Workshops 09/19 & 09/20 2016 Don't forget! We have workshops scheduled today and tomorrow in RLL 101. Join Jesse for the following topics:Sep 19th 12:00pm to 12:50pm -  APA STEM Lab Report 1:00pm to 1:50pm - Writing about Literature Sep 20th 12:00pm to 12:50pm - Writing about Literature 1:00pm to 1:50pm - APA STEM Lab Report For more information, call us at 702-895-3908 or check out our Workshop Descriptions page.
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 10:32 AM by Writing Center
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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 is open:

Sun: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Mon:  8:00am to 6:00pm
Tue:   8:00am to 6:00pm
Wed:  8:00am to 8:00pm
Thu:   8:00am to 8:00pm
Fri:    8:00am to 6:00pm

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.

Mon:   4:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed:   4:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

Mon: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tue:  5:00pm to 9:00pm


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.
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