Students at The University of Southern Mississippi have access to individualized assistance with writing assignments for any course through the University’s Writing Center on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses. The centers offer personalized assistance at any stage of the writing or speaking process, including brainstorming for topic ideas, developing an outline, conducting research, or learning proofreading skills.

The Writing Center is centrally located in Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus (first floor just past Starbucks) and in Gulf Park Library on the Gulf Coast campus. 

How we can help

Writing assignments for any class in any major


-Lab reports

-Research papers

-Theses and dissertations

Writing assignments at any stage of the process

-Brainstorming for a topic

-Developing an outline

-Conducting research

-Citing and documenting sources




-Strategies for effective proofreading

-Graduate school applications

-Scholarship applications

-Writing portions of national exams

-Resume and cover letter writing

What to expect

A tutor will work with you, asking you questions to help you clarify your thoughts and determine a way to proceed. We will not write a paper for you or “fix” errors for you because we believe your writing should be your own. We will help you find ways to develop your ideas more fully and express them more effectively.  Our one-on-one writing instruction is designed to help you become a more effective writer.

How do I use the Writing Center?

Make an appointment using the online scheduler today.  Appointments fill quickly!  Walk-ins are also available depending on tutor availability.  Call (601) 266-4821 or stop by The Writing Center (located on the first floor of Cook Library just past Starbucks).