Writing Center


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Welcome to the UNLV Writing Center, on campus since 1994!


Congratulations to our graduates:

Carol (Dec. '09: MA English)
Jacquie (May '10: PhD English)
Brittany (May '11: BA Communication Studies)
Jeanne (May '11: BS Secondary Education)
Karen (May '11: PhD English)
Laura (May '11: MFA Creative Writing)
Natalie (May '11: PhD Curriculum & Instruction)
Stephanie (May '11: MA English)
Haley (May '12: BA English)
Jen (May '12: MA English)
Ryan (May '12: BS Biology with minor in Computer Science)
Andrew (May '13: MFA Creative Writing)
Francesca (May '13: BS Kinesiological Sciences)
Jeanne (May '13: M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction with concentration in English)
Michelle (May '13: BA English
Mollie (May '13: MFA Creative Writing)
Alexandra (May '14: BA English; BA French)
Jean (May '14: MFA Creative Writing)
Markysha (May '14: BA Criminal Justice with minor in Marriage and Family Therapy)
Will (Dec. '14: BS Biological Sciences)

Aisha (May '15: MA English)
Clancy (May '15: MFA Creative Writing)
Denise (May '15: MFA Creative Writing)
Marianne (May '15: MFA Creative Writing)
Raluca (May '15: BA Secondary Education with concentration in English)


We are located in the Central Desert Complex - Building 3.

The Writing Center will be closing for Winter Break on Friday, December 11.

Hours of operation for Fall 2015:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturdays: closed
  • Sundays: 12pm to 6pm


What does the Writing Center do?

Although we do not proofread or edit papers, we offer free help to currently enrolled UNLV students and to UNLV staff with any writing project, from papers to creative writing to resumes, and at any stage of the writing process. We can help you brainstorm, make an outline, work on your drafts, or just be a soundboard for your ideas. We can assist you in person, or you can send us your paper using the form on our Online Writing Lab (OWL) page, or via Skype through our OWL.

Our Online Writing Lab (OWL) is now closed.

We also have a computer lab with 13 computers for student use. Our lab is open every day except Saturday during the fall and spring semesters, and Monday through Friday during summer sessions II and III. Come in to work on your drafts, do research, or work with a consultant.

During a consultation, you have 45 minutes of undivided attention from one of our consultants. While you read your writing out loud, we listen or look for gaps in ideas, problems in organization, grammatical errors, and style. Together we can then address the questions and needs you have during your consultation. There's more to writing well than just grammar, and so we look at the whole paper.

We may not get to everything in a paper during one 45-minute session, but any time spent on improving writing skills can only make students better writers.

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.

Please remember to bring two hard copies of your work to the consultation.

Writing Center Schedule for Fall 2015:

  • Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturdays: closed
  • Sundays: 12pm to 6pm

Location: CDC 3 (In the Central Desert Complex, south of the grass field)

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4505 S. Maryland Parkway | Box 455043
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5043
Main (702) 895-3908 | Fax (702) 895-4480

Wednesday, 02-Dec-2015 12:53:32 PST