What is the Writing Center?

The Writing Center is a free tutorial service available to any USM student who wants assistance with a writing project. We offer one-on-one writing instruction that’s designed to help you become a more effective writer. This tutorial service is offered on a walk-in basis or by appointment (on the hour for 45 minutes). However, the appointments often book up several days in advance, so making an appointment is always a good idea.

In your session, a tutor talks with you about your writing project, asking you questions that will help you clarify your thoughts, specify your purpose, and decide how to proceed. We don’t write a paper for you--your writing is your own--but we will help you find ways to develop your ideas more fully and express them more effectively.

If you have come across this website looking for The Center for Writers, which is the graduate creative writing program at The University of Southern Mississippi, you can find it here.

Writing Center front desk