While our main office is closed, we are still providing writing help via our Online Writing Lab and Virtual Consultations.

To familiarize yourself with our remote services, visit the quick links below.

selecting a Service

The Online Writing Lab is more ideal for working on drafts.

If you're in the planning phase, want to brainstorm, or need help understanding an assignment, we suggest scheduling a virtual consultation.

Online Writing Lab

(Asynchronous Consultations)

When you submit a paper to the Online Writing Lab, a consultant reviews and returns your writing with feedback via Google Docs.

Click here to submit a paper to the Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Virtual Consultations

(Synchronous Consultations)

Meet with a consultant for 30 minutes via Google Meet to discuss assignments or pieces of writing in real-time. Appointments must be scheduled 6 hours in advance.

Click here for directions on how to set up an appointment with a consultant.

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.