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.

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!

Our hero consultants show excellence in their consulting and with their peer relationships. This week we'd like to recog...
10/01/2019

Our hero consultants show excellence in their consulting and with their peer relationships. This week we'd like to recognize everything that Kayla B. does for us! Her contributions to social media have been immensely helpful but her efforts do not stop here! Kayla is compassionate and leaves others feeling healed and uplifted. Her kindness is radiant, particularly with new consultants - what a great mentor! Kayla, keep up the hard work!

Macy is a first year writing consultant and a sophomore at Grand Valley, majoring in Radiation Therapy! After she gradua...
09/27/2019

Macy is a first year writing consultant and a sophomore at Grand Valley, majoring in Radiation Therapy! After she graduates, she hopes to work at a pediatrics hospital as a Radiation Therapist. When she’s not in class, at the writing center, or doing homework, she enjoys spending time with her friends, as well as her pets, and being lazy. A fun fact about her is that she has a horse named Rojo back home that she misses very much.

Today, we have some academic advice about staying organized from consultant Shannon F! Have a great Wednesday! #academic...
09/25/2019

Today, we have some academic advice about staying organized from consultant Shannon F! Have a great Wednesday! #academicadvice #writingcentertips

Hello, Lakers! Happy #FirstDayOfFall 🍁! With this chill in the air, it hopefully won't be long before campus starts to l...
09/23/2019

Hello, Lakers! Happy #FirstDayOfFall 🍁! With this chill in the air, it hopefully won't be long before campus starts to look a little more colorful. 🍂

Happy Feature Friday!! This week’s feature is consultant Lidia V! Lidia is a junior who is double majoring in Writing an...
09/20/2019

Happy Feature Friday!! This week’s feature is consultant Lidia V! Lidia is a junior who is double majoring in Writing and English Literature. After she graduates, she hopes to write for a Michigan travel magazine. This is her first year as a writing consultant. In her free time, she loves going on road trips. One fun fact about Lidia is that she collects mugs! She's looking forward to working with you at the writing center!
#featurefriday #gvwritingcenter

Hi everyone! This semester, we are starting back up with academic advice from writing consultants! Look for some new adv...
09/18/2019

Hi everyone! This semester, we are starting back up with academic advice from writing consultants! Look for some new advice on our page every Wednesday- this week’s academic advice is from consultant, Ben S! We look forward to seeing you at the Writing Center!! #academicadvice #writingcentertips

Congrats to one of our lead consultants, Sam M., for being our second Hero Consultant this week. Sam, thank you for alwa...
09/16/2019

Congrats to one of our lead consultants, Sam M., for being our second Hero Consultant this week. Sam, thank you for always smiling, infecting us all with your positivity, and saying "hey gang" when we are feeling down. We'd be lost without you! Keep up all the hard work-- we appreciate it! ✏️

Welcome back to regularly scheduled social media posts! This week we'd like to recognize two of our fantastic Hero Consu...
09/16/2019

Welcome back to regularly scheduled social media posts! This week we'd like to recognize two of our fantastic Hero Consultants. The fantastic Chavala Y. was very engaged at orientation, always enters the WC focused and willing to work, and excels at active listening. Chavala, we are so excited to have you on staff! ✏️

Welcome back everyone! The writing center is open on limited hours this week if you need help. Otherwise, stop by next w...
08/26/2019

Welcome back everyone! The writing center is open on limited hours this week if you need help. Otherwise, stop by next week during our official opening! ✏️

As we welcome back all of our new & returning writing consultants, we’d also like to welcome a new generation of leads t...
08/22/2019

As we welcome back all of our new & returning writing consultants, we’d also like to welcome a new generation of leads to the writing center! Watch out world. ✏️🌎

As much as we love summer, we’re excited to welcome back students to GV, as well as our new & returning writing consulta...
08/20/2019

As much as we love summer, we’re excited to welcome back students to GV, as well as our new & returning writing consultants! A new year of writing is quickly approaching! ✏️

Hello Lakers! Here is the last piece of academic advice this semester, from Cally G! Best of luck with your exams!
04/23/2019

Hello Lakers! Here is the last piece of academic advice this semester, from Cally G! Best of luck with your exams!

Hello everyone! This week's academic advice is from Kayla B! Stay strong, only a few weeks left!
04/16/2019

Hello everyone! This week's academic advice is from Kayla B! Stay strong, only a few weeks left!

Hey, writers! Here is this week's advice, from the lovely Kate L.!
04/09/2019

Hey, writers! Here is this week's advice, from the lovely Kate L.!

This week's academic advice comes from the lovely Elyssa L.! Good luck this week, Lakers!
04/03/2019

This week's academic advice comes from the lovely Elyssa L.! Good luck this week, Lakers!

This week's academic advice is provided by the lovely Ally N.!
03/20/2019

This week's academic advice is provided by the lovely Ally N.!

Hey Grand Valley! Here's this week's academic advice, from Emily Z.!
03/12/2019

Hey Grand Valley! Here's this week's academic advice, from Emily Z.!

Have a wonderful time off Lakers! Take a break from those writing assignments or better yet, write for fun! We’ll see yo...
03/02/2019

Have a wonderful time off Lakers! Take a break from those writing assignments or better yet, write for fun! We’ll see you back in a week!

It’s that time of the week again — a belated Feature Friday ! This week’s featured consultant is Dawson H! Dawson is a s...
03/02/2019

It’s that time of the week again — a belated Feature Friday ! This week’s featured consultant is Dawson H! Dawson is a sophomore & has a writing major and digital studies and political science minors. After graduation he thinks he’d like to write public policy. When asked what his spirit animal was (& why) he responded with, “My spirit animal is a brown bear I don’t have a good reason why lol.” Lol, indeed. Something we may not know about Dawson is that he’s been skydiving before and loved it!! Above is his response to what his favorite thing about being a consult is.

Last week we missed feature Friday here on Facebook, but we don’t want anyone to miss out on learning about our wonderfu...
02/26/2019

Last week we missed feature Friday here on Facebook, but we don’t want anyone to miss out on learning about our wonderful staff! This week, we’re featuring one of our amazing desk workers: Alyssa L! Alyssa is a junior studying sociology with minors in political sciences & human rights. After graduation, she wants to go on to grad school and hopefully become a professor. If Alyssa could travel anywhere, she said she’d go to India! “I’ve always been attracted to the bright culture and hope to experience it first hand someday 😊” Something we may not know about her is that she collects old books! Above is Alyssa’s favorite thing about working at the writing center.

Happy Tuesday everyone! Here's this week's academic advice from consultant Hailey C.!
02/26/2019

Happy Tuesday everyone! Here's this week's academic advice from consultant Hailey C.!

Hello again everyone! Here is this week's academic advice from the lovely Amanda G. Remember to stop in to the writing c...
02/20/2019

Hello again everyone! Here is this week's academic advice from the lovely Amanda G. Remember to stop in to the writing center next time you have a frustrating paper!

It’s Feature Friday time! This week’s featured consultant is Kalinda C! Kalinda is a senior with a writing major & engli...
02/15/2019

It’s Feature Friday time! This week’s featured consultant is Kalinda C! Kalinda is a senior with a writing major & english minor. Her dream job is being a developmental editor and when asked what her favorite snack is she answered with popcorn! Something you may not know Kalinda is that she is from the British Virgin Islands which is in the Caribbean. Seen in the image is her answer to what her favorite part of being a consultant is!

Our second hero consultant of the week is Richard V. We would like to recognize Richard's dedication to his consulting w...
02/14/2019

Our second hero consultant of the week is Richard V. We would like to recognize Richard's dedication to his consulting work and the support he provides as a coworker. He is very kind, always goes above and beyond to make each session productive and memorable, and each consultation is full of amazing moments of learning! Richard, thank you for your excellent work!

Hero consultant posts are back! Hero consultants are those whom we'd like to recognize for their hard work at the writin...
02/14/2019

Hero consultant posts are back! Hero consultants are those whom we'd like to recognize for their hard work at the writing center. Amanda G. is one of our hero consultants because she continually supports her coworkers as a friend and fellow consultant. She is a natural at building rapport with students and is a force of nature who wants to see you succeed! Keep up the good work, Amanda!

We are very excited to introduce a new weekly post : academic advice from our writing center team! Every week a new cons...
02/13/2019

We are very excited to introduce a new weekly post : academic advice from our writing center team! Every week a new consultant will provide a piece of advice as it relates to writing / the writing process. Hopefully this provides to you some helpful words of encouragement or tips & tricks you haven’t thought of while working on your papers! This week’s advice is from Tasman M!

02/11/2019
Valentine's Day @ The Writing Center!

Happy Monday, Lakers! Reminder that we'll have our annual Valentine's Day Card sale this Wednesday and Thursday in Lake Ontario Hall. Come grab a handmade card for those you love the most!

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

Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 19:00
Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 14:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00
Sunday 14:00 - 20:00

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616-331-2922

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