Grand Valley State University Writing Center

Grand Valley State University Writing Center We serve to empower GVSU's diverse community of writers. Our trained peer consultants assist writers with everything from brainstorming to citations. Just schedule an appointment – or simply drop in!

We offer face-to-face, individualized consultations about your writing in Allendale, downtown Grand Rapids, the CHS building, and online. We also offer writing retreats and individualized consultations for faculty and staff, a wealth of resources (books, handouts, manipulatives) related to writing, and support for the teaching of writing.

Mission: Through peer mentorship, we provide a safe space for analytical dialogue, wherein writers develop strategies and skills for building awareness of and confidence in their own writing process.

From orientation to the eve of graduation! Thank you FMCFWAMA for all you’ve done in between!
04/24/2020

From orientation to the eve of graduation! Thank you FMCFWAMA for all you’ve done in between!

Today’s #FeatureFriday is another new lead consultant for 2020-2021, Dawson H! Dawson is a junior Writing Major and Digi...
04/17/2020

Today’s #FeatureFriday is another new lead consultant for 2020-2021, Dawson H! Dawson is a junior Writing Major and Digital Studies minor. In his free time, he enjoys exercising and spending time with his dogs and brothers. 🌟 Be sure to come visit Dawson!! #gvwritingcenter

It’s #FeatureFriday and we’d like to feature one of our lead consultants, Alaina T! Alaina is a senior Writing Major and...
04/11/2020

It’s #FeatureFriday and we’d like to feature one of our lead consultants, Alaina T! Alaina is a senior Writing Major and lead consultant at the Writing Center! Be sure to visit Alaina next time you come to the Writing Center! 🌻 #gvwritingcenter

This week's self-care advice is from the lovely Sarah P! Thanks for your funny and helpful advice. Everyone take care of...
04/07/2020

This week's self-care advice is from the lovely Sarah P! Thanks for your funny and helpful advice. Everyone take care of yourselves!

How’s this: For our #FeatureFriday this week, we’d like to feature one of our new lead consultants for the 2020-2021 sch...
04/03/2020

How’s this: For our #FeatureFriday this week, we’d like to feature one of our new lead consultants for the 2020-2021 school year, Sidra E! Sidra is a second year student majoring in English and minoring in applied linguistics and writing. She loves reading, walking her dogs, and playing board games. We are so excited for all that Sidra will accomplish this year as a lead! Stay happy & healthy, everyone! 📝💜 #gvwritingcenter

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here's some self-care advice from the lovely Hailey C!
03/31/2020

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Here's some self-care advice from the lovely Hailey C!

From here on out, we'll be shifting our weekly advice to a more self-care and management focus. Here's a little advice f...
03/24/2020

From here on out, we'll be shifting our weekly advice to a more self-care and management focus. Here's a little advice from the great Toria K.!

GVSU students: the Writing Center will be available online beginning March 16th, to honor scheduled appointments and rec...
03/14/2020

GVSU students: the Writing Center will be available online beginning March 16th, to honor scheduled appointments and receive drop-in appointments! To utilize this service, visit www.gvsu.edu/wc for more information! #gvwritingcenter

This week's academic advice is from the great Hannah K! Hang in there everyone!
03/10/2020

This week's academic advice is from the great Hannah K! Hang in there everyone!

Here's this week's academic advice, from the awesome Alaina T.! This week can be tough, but you've got this! Come into t...
02/26/2020

Here's this week's academic advice, from the awesome Alaina T.! This week can be tough, but you've got this! Come into the writing center or knowledge market if you have any papers or projects you're concerned about!

Our #FeatureFriday this week is our new Writing Center Specialist, Meredith Fedewa! Meredith was a writing consultant he...
02/21/2020

Our #FeatureFriday this week is our new Writing Center Specialist, Meredith Fedewa! Meredith was a writing consultant herself at GVSU for three years and is so excited to be back! She can’t wait to use her skills to promote professional development among the Writing Center staff. Meredith is a new mom and in her free time, loves to read nonfiction and practice baking with her husband. Come say hi next time you’re in! 🧡📝 Photo credit: @eternalmemoriesphotographybyme
#gvwritingcenter #featurefriday

This week's advice is from the awesome Breann B! Courageously go into your week, Lakers!
02/19/2020

This week's advice is from the awesome Breann B! Courageously go into your week, Lakers!

We are hiring! In preparation for the 2020/2021 school year, the Writing Center is looking to expand our team. If you ar...
02/04/2020

We are hiring! In preparation for the 2020/2021 school year, the Writing Center is looking to expand our team. If you are interested in helping our school community, please apply.

Happy Feature Friday! This week, we are featuring consultant Abigail S! This is her third year as a writing consultant. ...
01/31/2020

Happy Feature Friday! This week, we are featuring consultant Abigail S! This is her third year as a writing consultant. She is a biomedical sciences major and on her way to vet school next year! Abigail enjoys watching Planet Earth with her dog, Otis! 🐾📝 #gvwritingcenter #featurefriday

Hello everyone! This weeks' advice is from the awesome Elyssa L.!
01/28/2020

Hello everyone! This weeks' advice is from the awesome Elyssa L.!

Our first Feature Friday of 2020 is consultant Tasman M! 📚 Tasman is a Writing student with a Chinese Language minor who...
01/24/2020

Our first Feature Friday of 2020 is consultant Tasman M! 📚 Tasman is a Writing student with a Chinese Language minor who enjoys the science fiction and fantasy genres! Have a great weekend, everyone! #gvwritingcenter #featurefriday

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week's advice comes from Sarah P. It's important to think ahead with the sporadic winter we...
01/22/2020

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week's advice comes from Sarah P. It's important to think ahead with the sporadic winter weather!

Final exam week advice from the wonderful consultant Alyssa L!! ✏️ Keep up the great work, Lakers! #gvwritingcenter #aca...
12/10/2019

Final exam week advice from the wonderful consultant Alyssa L!! ✏️ Keep up the great work, Lakers! #gvwritingcenter #academicadvice

It’s that time of year again- Exam Cram is here! In light of this busy time, the Writing Center will be hosting collabor...
12/02/2019

It’s that time of year again- Exam Cram is here! In light of this busy time, the Writing Center will be hosting collaborative coloring at the MIP Knowledge Market in the library during open hours on December 2nd-13th! Stop by and destress with us! 🙌🏻🖍 Full schedule of Exam Cram events can be found at: www.gvsu.edu/library/exam-cram-13.htm! #examcram #gvwritingcenter

Today’s academic advice comes from consultant Maggie J! ✏️ Have a great week and stay warm out there! #academicadvice #g...
11/13/2019

Today’s academic advice comes from consultant Maggie J! ✏️ Have a great week and stay warm out there! #academicadvice #gvwritingcenter

Hello from CMU! We are so excited to be here at MiWCA! ✏️
11/02/2019

Hello from CMU! We are so excited to be here at MiWCA! ✏️

Today’s Feature Friday is lead consultant Annelise T! Annelise is an IT student who enjoys horror movies and board games...
11/01/2019

Today’s Feature Friday is lead consultant Annelise T! Annelise is an IT student who enjoys horror movies and board games! Come make an appointment with Annelise at the Writing Center! 🌟#gvwritingcenter #featurefriday

Hannah T. is our other hero consultant. She makes campus a better place all while spreading love and positivity. Her kin...
10/28/2019

Hannah T. is our other hero consultant. She makes campus a better place all while spreading love and positivity. Her kind words make the Writing Center an amazing place to work! Thank you for all that you do!

Its spooky week! We'd like to take this time to recognize the hard work of two of our hero consultants. Richard V. is kn...
10/28/2019

Its spooky week! We'd like to take this time to recognize the hard work of two of our hero consultants. Richard V. is known for their insane enthusiasm, being in tune with students and coworkers, and inspiring us all to try our best. Thank you for all that you do!

This week’s Feature Friday is our amazing desk worker, Olivia T! Olivia is a junior with a writing major and a nonprofit...
10/28/2019

This week’s Feature Friday is our amazing desk worker, Olivia T! Olivia is a junior with a writing major and a nonprofit administration minor. This is her first semester at GVSU, as she transferred from Western. Her hobbies include reading, writing, video games, puzzles, and playing fetch with her dog, Penny. We hope you all had a great Fall break! 🍁 #gvwritingcenter #featurefriday

What an amazing day of training and sharing ideas with the Shelby High School Writing Center! Thank you so much for comi...
10/22/2019

What an amazing day of training and sharing ideas with the Shelby High School Writing Center! Thank you so much for coming to see us — we can’t wait to see where this partnership leads! ✏️ #writingcenter #highschoolwritingcenter

This week’s Feature Friday is consultant Toria K! Toria is a writing major who one day hopes to work as a content creato...
10/18/2019

This week’s Feature Friday is consultant Toria K! Toria is a writing major who one day hopes to work as a content creator or copy editor! In her free time, she loves running, reading realistic fiction, and drawing! Come visit her at the Writing Center! ✏️ #gvwritingcenter #featurefriday

This week’s awesome academic advice comes from consultant Rebecca C! Have a great week & stay warm! 🍁 #gvwritingcenter #...
10/16/2019

This week’s awesome academic advice comes from consultant Rebecca C! Have a great week & stay warm! 🍁 #gvwritingcenter #academicadvice

Today’s feature is one of our incredible lead consultants, Amanda G! This is Amanda’s third year at the writing center. ...
10/11/2019

Today’s feature is one of our incredible lead consultants, Amanda G! This is Amanda’s third year at the writing center. She studies English Secondary Education and Applied Linguistics. When she isn’t student teaching or consulting she loves spending time with her bunny, Merlyn, or trying to catch up on sleep! We are so grateful to have you, Amanda!! 🙌🏻 #gvwritingcenter #featurefriday

Today’s academic advice comes from consultant Kylie T! Have a great midterm week!! ✏️ #academicadvice #gvwritingcenter
10/09/2019

Today’s academic advice comes from consultant Kylie T! Have a great midterm week!! ✏️ #academicadvice #gvwritingcenter

The seasonal decor begins here at the Writing Center ✏️!
10/07/2019

The seasonal decor begins here at the Writing Center ✏️!

Our Feature Friday this week is consultant Hannah T! Hannah is a Writing major at GVSU and hopes to go into editing and ...
10/04/2019

Our Feature Friday this week is consultant Hannah T! Hannah is a Writing major at GVSU and hopes to go into editing and publishing after she graduates! When Hannah is not studying, she enjoys writing blog posts, serving her community, and munching on chips and salsa! 💗 #featurefriday #gvwritingcenter

Our academic advice this week comes from consultant Michelle S! Have a great Wednesday! #academicadvice #writingcenterti...
10/04/2019

Our academic advice this week comes from consultant Michelle S! Have a great Wednesday! #academicadvice #writingcentertips #gvwritingcenter

Our second hero consultant this week is Lidia V., whom you may recognize from Feature Friday! At the Writing Center, we ...
10/01/2019

Our second hero consultant this week is Lidia V., whom you may recognize from Feature Friday! At the Writing Center, we admire her warm and calming presence. We'd also like to acknowledge her hard work in our Knowledge Market location where she was a hero on shift, thoroughly assessing the students' needs and concerns and providing suitable feedback. Thank you for all you do, Lidia!

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Fred Meijer Center For Writing & Michigan Authors
Allendale, MI
49401

Opening Hours

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Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 19:00
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Sunday 14:00 - 20:00

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For those of you who were curious about how the Exam Cram community coloring activity ended up, here it is! We hope T-Haas likes it! Thanks to all who participated!🖍🖍🖍🖍🖍