Our Mission 

Writing is a skill that takes a lifetime to master. The Writing Center is dedicated to supporting all writers on their path, regardless of their level, by helping them understand the conventions appropriate for their coursework and discipline. While we provide students with the tools they need to be successful with specific writing projects, we also focus on helping development as writers and working toward self-reliance. We strive to build an academic culture, linking students, faculty, and staff together by providing educational opportunities for the entire campus. 


Tutoring Sessions

The Writing Center is your academic partner. We are here to serve students, faculty, and staff alike. Undergraduate and Graduate students from all disciplines can work with both Undergraduate and Graduate tutors in one-on-one tutoring, online tutoring, group sessions, and student-focused workshops. 

Make an appointment soon after assignments are given so that we may help you navigate the multiple levels of the writing process. Sessions last up to 50 minutes. Tutors will work with students from initial idea development for an assignment all the way to reviewing the final draft of an assignment.



  • Generating ideas
  • Developing arguments
  • Developing research
  • Working through drafts
  • Revision*
  • Research support
  • Citation and formatting
  • Discipline/genre specific writing support
  • Oral and visual presentations
  • Personal statements and project proposals 
  • Access to Writing Center-developed materials based upon Wayne State’s curriculum

*Note: The Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service (“revision” does not mean “editing”). Rather, tutors work collaboratively with students to support them in developing relevant skills and knowledge.


Genres of writing that we work with

  • Essays and research papers
  • IMRAD and scientific research
  • Reports for engineering or science courses
  • Graduate theses or dissertations
  • ePortfolios or other online assignments
  • Personal statements and cover letters
  • Proposals
  • Oral class presentations 


For more information about the Writing Center, please contact us via phone (313 577-2544), the Assistant Director, Stephen Austin (ej7069@wayne.edu), or the Director, Jule Thomas (jule.thomas@wayne.edu).


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