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The Writing Center, OWL and Virtual Writing Center: Home

Your writing resource center with help from brainstorming to polishing your papers.

Who We Are

                     Welcome to the Writing Center LibGuide

This LibGuide is  a great resource. We have information about APA and MLA formats. There is a conversation about ethical writing choices and avoiding plagiarism. We even have hints and helps with grammar and mechanical issues. We have some fun little clips that will lift your lagging spirits as well. Explore and enjoy!


The Writing Center, the OWL & the Virtual Writing Center (VWC)

We provide writing assistance one-on-one and in person, via email, or online in a meeting room. You will work with a part-time English instructor.

The Writing Center will remain closed while the Library is closed. Please do not fret. We are available virtually. Please email the OWL to set up online face2face contact or have your questions answered. We are here for you!!!

The OWL is an alternative option for those unable to make it to Grayling. While face-to-face is more effective method of tutoring, there are times when it is not possible to meet with a writing tutor. All students, who wish to submit to the OWL, are required to read the Submission Guidelines. Following the guidelines will ensure a timely and appropriate response to questions.

The Virtual Writing Center is another option for students. This allows face-to-face help with papers via an online meeting room called Zoom. Students may email the OWL to set up several appointment options. For more information on any of these services, simply email us at


Looking for the Right Word?

sleeping kitty 

Is this kitty merely tired? Or is he beat, bushed, exhausted, worn out, dog-tired? When you are looking for the right word choice and seem to be stuck, check out Snappy Words by clicking here. It is a free visual dictionary and thesaurus that will lead you in the write direction.

The Writing Center Semester Office Hours

The Writing Center Fall 2020 Hours -

In Person

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 2013 - Grayling campus


  • Online writing assistance. Allow 24-48 hours for a response.
  • Read the submission guidelines before submitting your paper as we have to return papers with not enough information.
  • Submit to

The Virtual Writing Center

  • Online face-to-face tutoring using Zoom.
  • Students should email the OWL ( for directions in setting up an appointment for this great service if you cannot use our Writing Center Hours.

Questions? Contact for more information.

**** Please remember that the Writing Center is a tutoring service. It would be unethical for us to edit or proofread papers. We are here to assist you with your writing questions and concerns.

Think you are struggling? Check this guy out!

Just a quirky and fun reminder that we all struggle with new things.