The Writing Center 

Tick tock. Tick tock. It’s the night before your term paper is due. You read the assignment and you’re racking your brain for ideas, but you don’t even know where to start. You should’ve gone to the Writing Center!

Located in Forsyth Library, the Writing Center offers trained consultants to help you tackle those writing assignments. From choosing a topic to perfecting your documentation style, our consultants can help you to strengthen your writing skills and prepare you to take your place in the world.

Students from all majors and cultures visit the Writing Center. Whether your professor refers you to us or you’re just not sure you’re doing the assignment right, the consultants can help you out. Consultants are not editors or proofreaders; instead, they help you see patterns of errors in your writing so you can make improvements. Make sure to visit the Writing Center a few days before your paper is due, so you have time to polish your work!

Starting Monday, February 24, 2014, all appointments must be made online on the Writing Center's website. If you experience technical difficulties stop by or call us at (785) 628-4106 for step-by-step guidance.

Most sessions last between 30-45 minutes. Students are limited to one appointment per day.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday Evenings: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All on-campus FHSU students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of this free service for all of your writing projects, thanks to the sponsorship of the Department of English and the support of Forsyth Library.

If you are an online learner taking only Virtual College courses, you can find free online writing support and other tutoring through smartthinking.com. Eligibility for services is determined based on a review of current semester/term information. (On-campus students are not eligible for smartthinking.com because you have access to the services offered on campus by Academic Success Programs and the Writing Center.) For more information about smarthinking.com, please contact Kathleen Dougherty, Virtual College Online Student Communication Strategist, at 800-628-3479 ext. 4291 or 785-628-4291 or virtualcollege@fhsu.edu.

If you are strong writer, have completed English 101 and 102, and are interested in working at the Writing Center, please contact Dr. Yuri Yerastov.  

Faculty members, are you encouraging your students to go to the Writing Center? If you have an assignment that requires your students to set up an appointment with us, please send us a copy of the assignment ahead of time, so we can better serve your students.

Contact the Writing Center:
Dr. Yuri Yerastov, Director
Forsyth Library Main Floor
Fort Hays State University
Phone: (785) 628-4106
Email: writingcenter@fhsu.edu