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)
Thank you for your interest in the Writing Center!
Our main center is located in Central Desert Complex - Building 3.
We also help students on the second floor of Lied Library, during the Fall and Spring semesters. This service is not available during the summer.
Check below for our hours of operation.
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.
The OWL is closed during the summer.
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
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 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.