Introducing… the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio!

The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio is now a place to work, a place where undergraduate students are able to receive writing help from trained peers as they write.

No appointments necessary!

What's different?

  • Write here, not there: Instead of a space where writing is brought, we are now a place where writing occurs. Students are invited to bring their laptops, pencils, audio recorders, paper, notecards… whatever tools they're comfortable with.
  • Our location: We're now located on the main floor of the Valley Library.
  • When we're open: We are open Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 10 pm, Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 2 pm to 7 pm from Monday of week two through noon, Wednesday of finals week.
  • Get help while you're writing: Rather than work with writers only on what they have already written, our studio consultants now work with writers while they are in the process of writing.
  • Goodbye wait times: Undergraduate writing appointments—and long wait times—are a thing of the past; now writers are welcome to join us whenever they want and stay as long as they like.
  • Digital (email) confirmation slips: Instead of half-sheets of colored paper confirming a student's visit, students can request a secure digital 'confirmation slip' email that they can forward to faculty.

What's the same?

  • Our fundamental approach: We still meet each writer where they are, support their development as writers, and strive to help them achieve their rhetorical purpose in their writing.
  • Our website: We are still online at writingcenter.oregonstate.edu.
  • Our other offerings: We still offer writing assistance in multiple locations across campus, online via the Online Writing Lab (OWL), and to graduate students by appointment at the Graduate Writing Center (GWC).

Who can use the Studio?

  • All undergraduates are invited to use the space to work on research, writing, multimedia projects, or other kinds of work. Students do not have to be working with a consultant when using the Studio.
  • All INTO OSU students are invited to use the Undergrad Research & Writing Studio, regardless of which Pathways program (undergraduate or graduate) they are progressing through. When INTO OSU students progress into a graduate program, they can make use of the Graduate Writing Center.
  • Subject-area tutors should not meet with students in the Studio. Instead, they should meet with students in areas designated by their program's tutoring coordinator. Example: Chemistry tutors meet with students in the Mole Hole on the 3rd floor of The Valley Library.
  • Private tutors may not conduct business in the Studio but are allowed by library administration to use the space in the Learning Commons or elsewhere in The Valley Library.

Faculty Resources

  • Syllabus blurb: Feel free to copy/paste this blurb about the Undergrad Writing Studio into your syllabus.
  • Class visits: We always love being invited to speak directly to students! Contact Chris to schedule a visit (541-737-2776 or Chris.Ervin at oregonstate.edu).
  • PowerPoint slides: If a class visit doesn't fit your needs, please consider sharing our slides with your students.