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University Writing Center


About Us

The USM Writing Center is a free service that allows students at USM to work one-on-one with experienced writers—most tutors are graduate students in English, but we employ tutors from several other disciplines as well—on any aspect of their assignments, usually:

  • Grasping the assignment and what it requires
  • Understanding how their own writing is working and isn’t working
  • Learning strategies for writing tasks (how to brainstorm, organize, etc.)
  • Practicing the art of revision in both re-seeing and rewriting

We are also prepared to help students who bring us specialized writing tasks such as resumes, letters of application or goal statements for graduate school applications.  We occasionally work on theses and dissertations, and on PRAXIS and other test-taking preparation. 

The Writing Center is staffed by highly trained, experienced graduate student and part-time tutors who work with writers on projects in any discipline, at every stage of the writing process. Located centrally on campus, on the first floor of  Cook Library, we provide an open, friendly atmosphere for student writers.

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University Writing Center
Cook Library 112

Hattiesburg Campus

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