THE WRITING CENTER IS OPEN remotely for fall 2020
To familiarize yourself with our remote services, visit the quick links below.
The UNLV Writing Center’s virtual and OWL consultations are considered public, academic spaces. Writers are expected to conduct themselves as professionally in these online settings as they would in a classroom. Consultants reserve the right to terminate the consultation if any writer refuses to adhere to such standards.
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.
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 3 hours in advance.
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.