The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio (URWS), Graduate Writing Center (GWC), Online Writing Suite (OWS), and English Language Learning Support are Writing Center support services for students and faculty at Oregon State University. The mission of the Writing Center is providing writing programs that enable students at all levels to function effectively, efficiently, and confidently in an academic environment.
The Undergrad Research & Writing Studio and Graduate Writing Center are relaxed and friendly places where you can work with fellow students who will give you concrete feedback and advice on how to improve your writing. Our writing consultants are skilled readers and writers who can help you work on a project by assisting you with revising, brainstorming, and/or writer’s block. They can also answer specific questions about grammar, citing sources, and format. They can provide special assistance with particular writing issues or be the kind of skilled reader who can help you improve your work.
In addition to our face-to-face services, we offer the Online Writing Suite, a service for receiving writing feedback online. Recognizing the diverse learning community at OSU, the Writing Center also offers specialized English Language Learning (ELL) support for students, staff, and faculty. All of our services are free.