Academic Support

Writing Center

Welcome to the Writing Center

The Writing Center's regular hours of operation for the Spring 2019 semester are Monday, January 14 - Saturday, April 27, 2019:

Mondays - Thursdays: 10 AM - 8 PM
Fridays: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays: 12 PM - 4 PM

The Purdue University Fort Wayne Writing Center has moved to the first floor of Helmke Library.

Severe Weather Policy: If the University cancels classes or closes the campus due to severe weather, the Writing Center is also closed. We will mark any scheduled appointments as excused, and we will work with each student to reschedule their appointment. We will also have consultants available to complete online consultations. Please stay warm and safe!

You can schedule an appointment through TutorTrac (find step-by-step instructions in our Students FAQs), or ask the Writing Center staff member working at the first floor library service desk if there are open same-day appointments. We welcome walk-ins during our unfilled appointment times, but we always recommend scheduling appointments  because we can't guarantee an appointment will go unfilled. Plus, you can always ask the Writing Center Consultant at the desk a quick question!

If you've got a busy schedule, transportation issues, or would rather take care of business digitally, we have the Online Consultation Service where you can submit email consultation requests online 24/7. Please allow 2-3 days for your submission to be returned. For more information, please visit our Online Consultation page.

Mission

The mission of the Purdue Fort Wayne Writing Center is to help writers learn to use language more effectively, produce clear writing appropriate to their purposes and audiences, and develop positive attitudes about writing and about themselves as writers.

Policies

Because we have a limited number of staff but serve all courses held at the Purdue Fort Wayne campus, we must enforce several policies:

  • You may schedule one appointment per day, per class. If you schedule more than one appointment per day for the same class, the first appointment of the day will be kept and the following appointments will be canceled.
  • You may schedule up to three appointments per 6-day period, per class.
  • Please do not overlap submissions to the online consultation service and face-to-face appointments for the same assignment.
  • Please plan to have no more than 8-10 pages of text consulted on in a single appointment. If the paper is more than 10 pages long, please provide a 10-page range of text to focus on during the appointment.
  • Graduate students must meet with graduate student consultants or undergraduate student consultants that have been approved for graduate work.
  • We do not provide transcription or dictation services.

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Contact Us

Location: Helmke Library first floor
Phone: 260-481-5740
Email: writingcenter@pfw.edu