Writing Center

Miller Hall

Political Science/LSJ/International Studies/CHID Writing Center

Location: Gowen 111
Open Monday through Friday, by appointment (in-person or virtual). Same day appointments available!
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Welcome to the POL S/JSIS/LSJ/GWSS Writing Center! Our mission is to provide peer-to-peer writing services guided by a student-centered approach to social science writing. Whether you are just starting your first college paper or are a seasoned writer looking to refine your skills, we are eager to help you achieve your writing goals.

What We Do:

  • We assist at all points of the writing process – from brainstorming to the final draft – so that your written work clearly and effectively communicates your ideas.
  • We are here to help you write strong thesis statements, make persuasive arguments, use evidence to support your claims, use proper citation practices, understand the expectations of your assignment, and learn disciplinary writing norms.
  • We can also provide feedback about major applications, cover letters, internship applications, fellowship applications; etc.

Who can use the Writing Center?

Any student taking a class listed in or cross-listed with Political Science, Jackson School, Law, Societies & Justice or Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies or is majoring (or an intended major) in any of these programs. This includes writers of all abilities, English language learners, and graduate students.

 How to make an appointment:

We are an appointment-based service, with approximately 60 available sessions each week - Monday-Friday. All appointments are 45 minutes long and can be in-person or virtual via Zoom. To book an appointment, follow this link to select a time, tutor, type of appointment (In-person or online) and fill out a short form. Once you have booked your appointment, you'll receive a confirmation email with all the necessary information to access the center.