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

Who We Are

                     Welcome to the Writing & Citing Help Guide

This guide 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)

One on one writing assistance is provided in person, via email, or online in a meeting room. Contact Jon Thompson through with your questions and concerns or go to the Writing Center website.

The Writing Center Semester Office Hours

The Writing Center Winter 2023 Hours -  Monday and Thursday, 1pm-2pm

In Person

  • Set up an appointment by emailing for in-person help on the 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.

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.

Contact Us

Here's How:

Hours:  8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday - Grayling

Phone: 989-275-5000 x 246

Email:  Please allow 24-48 hours for response

For Answers to Library Questions, check out our Library FAQs

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.

Think you are struggling? Check this guy out!

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