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.
  • Friday, March 23rd -- Graduate Workshops! Join the UNLV Writing Center for the following graduate workshops:     9:30am-11:00am, SU 205     Tracking Information and Organizing Long Documents:   ​Writers will learn and practice strategies for tracking and organizing source material as they draft their research paper.  This workshop is open to all graduate students and faculty/staff.  Registration is recommended, but not required.
    Posted Mar 20, 2018, 8:49 AM by Writing Center
  • Tuesday, March 20 - Creating Effective Posters Part II workshop Join the Writing Center and the library for the second session of our poster workshop! Bring a draft of your poster to present and receive feedback and suggestions before you pay to print! Those who present will receive the opportunity to print a poster FOR ONLY $10 (normally $48)!!! Don't miss this great opportunity and discount! Register here: https://www.library.unlv.edu/inst/signup/
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 2:02 PM by Writing Center
  • Wednesday, March 21 - Workshops! Join the UNLV Writing Center for the following workshops:    SU 205   10:00am – 10:50am Verb Tense Review I   11:00am – 11:50am Verb Tense Review II   12:00pm – 12:50pm Writing Effective Arguments   1:00pm – 1:50pm Synthesis   2:00pm – 2:50pm Top Ten Grammar Mistakes   Workshops are free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.   Registration is recommended, but not required.   
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 1:59 PM by Writing Center
  • Tuesday, March 13th -- Writing Workshops! Join the Writing Center in SU 211 for these researched-focused workshops on Tuesday!    10:00-10:50am Composing a Research Question    11:00am – 11:50am Annotated Bibliography    12:00pm – 12:50pm Avoiding Plagiarism: The Basics    1:00pm – 1:50pm Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing    2:00pm – 2:50pm Revising, Editing, and Proofreading    All workshops are free for faculty, staff, and students! Registration is preferred but not required.
    Posted Mar 8, 2018, 11:49 AM by Writing Center
  • Monday, March 5th - Writing Workshops! Join Writing Center consultants for these workshops in SU 205!      10:00am – 10:50am Grammar for Multilingual Writers I      11:00am – 11:50am Grammar for Multilingual Writers II      12:00pm – 12:50pm Punctuation      1:00pm – 1:50pm Critical Reading for Analysis      2:00pm – 2:50pm Writing About Literature: The Basics     Always free and open to all!
    Posted Mar 1, 2018, 3:46 PM 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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