Writing Center

Writing Center

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Welcome to the UNK Writing Center which is located on the 2nd floor of the Calvin T. Ryan Library!

To schedule an appointment, please call 308-865-8905, stop by the LC Welcome Desk in person, or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment on your own!

  • Free, friendly, face to face and online assistance with all writing projects at any point in the writing process.
  • Appointments of 30 minutes for 1-2 page paper(s) and 60 minutes for longer papers recommended and available year-round.
  • Late Policy—Please arrive on time! If you are 10 or more minutes late, we allow other patrons to use your appointment time.
  • Please have a Professor fill out a Permission Form for any Take-Home Exams.

Fall 2014 Tutoring Schedule

Tutors are available for appointments from 9 AM to 9 PM, Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 3 PM Friday. Some Sunday evenings 7 PM - 9 PM.  Check with the Welcome Desk for Sunday availability. Please make appointments 24 hours in advance.

Students are limited to two appointments per week in the Writing Center. If you schedule an appointment for a face-to-face session, please consider sharing your paper in advance with the tutor so he or she can prepare for your session.

Please send advance drafts to writingcenter.unk@gmail.com. (Note: This is not where you submit your writing for eTutoring or online review. See below.)

eTutoring: Submit Your Writing Online

CLICK HERE to submit your writing to the tutors for feedback. Tutors will make comments on the electronic document you submit and return it to you within 2-4 days, not counting weekends.

ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY: To use Learning Commons' services, you must pay the Academic Success Fee. Pay once per semester for access.

Please click here to pay the fee.


Starting Fall 2014, the Writing Center will be hosting a weekly workshop called the Writing Studio. ANY students taking ENG 100A, 101, or 102 are invited to attend. 

Come to the basement of the library,

  • room 015 on Wednesdays from 7-8PM
  • room 013 on Thursdays from 6-7PM

Writing Studio sessions are like music lessons: A tutor shows you some strategies to try to improve your writing style, gives you time to practice, and facilitates group feedback. You will improve your writing style and confidence in the writing process.