The Writing Center is closed. We will reopen for the Winter 2020 semester on January 27th.

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SVSU Writing Center

What do we do here at the Writing Center? 

  • We provide free, individual tutorial sessions for students to help you with any writing assignment for any class. We can work with you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, correctly document sources, or polish a final draft.
  • We offer writing workshops throughout the fall and winter semesters focused on helping you learn more about APA, MLA, and academic integrity.
  • We provide handouts and videos on APA, MLA, and CMS documentation, as well as other writing resources.
  • We support an online writing center, where you can upload your paper and chat in real-time with a tutor about your draft.
  • We hold writing contests throughout the year and produce two publications that feature writing from students, faculty, and the larger community.
  • And we sponsor two community writing centers in Bay City and Saginaw, which provides free tutoring and writing workshops for any member of the community, along with a creative writing workshop in the Saginaw Correctional Facility held every fall and winter semester.

We do quite a lot here at the Writing Center – because we believe that writing matters.


A collection of manuals and handouts on APA, MLA, and CMS citations

Writing Resources

Want help citing or formatting a paper? See our handouts and videos on APA, MLA, and CMS!

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Need help with a writing assignment? Come into the Writing Center to work with a trained tutor!

A collection of journals and publications from SVSU

Contests and Publications

Would you like to enter a writing contest or get your work published? Learn more about these opportunities through the Writing Center!

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Online Writing Center

Don't have enough time to visit the Writing Center on campus? Check out our Online Writing Center!

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Graduate Tutoring

Are you a graduate student? Schedule a session with a trained graduate tutor!


Writing Center
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6061

Zahnow 250
Mon–Thurs: 11 am–6 pm
Online: Tues 9-11 am, Thurs 10–11 am & 4–5 pm, & Sun 7–9 pm

Director, Helen Raica-Klotz
Zahnow 250
(989) 964-6062