Writing Center

The Writing Center is free for PNW students, faculty, and staff. Receive support for any writing task from trained peer tutors.

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Schedule an Appointment

Ready to meet with a Writing Center tutor to find support for your project? Take the first step by scheduling an appointment online!

Make An Appointment

See Our Scheduling Guide

Do You Have a Writing Project You Need Help With?

Whether you are in the drafting stage, stuck in the middle, or need editing help before submitting, the Writing Center is here to help! We can assist with assignments, research projects, scholarship applications, and graduate school essays.

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Four Steps to Success

1. Make an Appointment

No matter which stage of your writing process, our tutors are here to help! Log onto our scheduling website to make an appointment.

2. Gather Your Materials

Your prompt, potential feedback, research articles, and other materials you are using or will use for the paper will help the tutor provide you with the most helpful guidance possible.

3. Meet Your Tutor

For in-person or virtual appointments, ensure you are in the Writing Center or the video conference on time and ready to discuss your work! If your appointment is virtual asynchronous, be sure to read through the comments on your paper thoroughly.

4. After Your Appointment

After your appointment, a “session report” will be added to your MyWCOnline account to explain what was discussed during your meeting. If you still have questions after your appointment, make another one!

About the Writing Center

A student sits in class on a laptopWriting Center tutoring is a free service for all PNW students and staff.

Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help with any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, researching, organizing ideas, drafting, revising for overall content, or identifying common errors. We can offer help with any assignment for any course or other writing, such as scholarship applications.

Students can choose between in-person tutoring on campus, synchronous online tutoring (via video chat), or asynchronous eTutoring (via uploaded documents and email). For help making an appointment, please get in touch with us at writingcenter@pnw.edu.

See Scheduling & Policy Information

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Appointment Options

For Spring 2024, tutors are available for in-person tutoring at both campuses, as well as virtual tutoring. When making an appointment, you may select “face-to-face tutoring” at Hammond or Westville, “online” tutoring, or “eTutoring” via email.

For eTutoring, please upload your assignment, your writing and any questions you have for the tutor. The tutor will get back to you within 48 hours, usually sooner.

Schedule Your Appointment

Have questions? Contact writingcenter@pnw.edu.

Tutoring Times

Live Virtual or Asynchronous/Email

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet us face-to-face in CLO 265!

  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet us face-to-face in TECH 341!

  • Monday: Walk-in hours only
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed

Writing Center Staff

Steffanie Triller Fry

Steffanie Triller, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the PNW Writing Center


(219) 989-2258

Hammond, CLO 268

Heather Augustyn

Heather Augustyn, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing


(219) 785-5327

Westville, Tech 315

Additional Information

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Services and FAQs

Explore how the Writing Center can help you and other frequently asked questions.

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Schedule An Appointment

In-person and virtual appointments can be scheduled through MyWCOnline. Available appointments are shown in white.

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Scheduling Guide

The Writing Center offers tutoring in a variety of formats. Students can choose between in-person appointments, synchronous (live) online tutoring, or asynchronous eTutoring sessions.