Writing Center

Every Writer Needs an Audience

The JCU Writing Center offers free, one-on-one consulting services to all members of the John Carroll community: students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

John Carroll’s Writing Center traces its origins to the early 1990s, and found its home in O’Malley 207 when the building opened in 1994. Informal tutorial sessions during the Center’s beginning years have developed into an enterprise that works six days a week. We continue to prove that we are a vital campus resource by seeing hundreds of students (undergraduate and graduate) with all types of assignments (composition papers, lab reports, research papers, creative writing, and Masters’ essays, to name a few) from all disciplines each semester.

The staff consists of highly-trained graduate and undergraduate students that have completed courses, workshops, and practicum experiences that prepare them for helping writers from every discipline. The consultants help writers of all skill levels and can provide help on any aspect of writing, at every step in the writing process, and on most kinds of texts.

Our services are available on a first come, first served basis for students dropping in with assignments. Students with appointments scheduled ahead of time receive preference. With our high volume—especially during midterms and finals—we recommend that students make appointments to ensure that consultants will be available during their requested times. To schedule an appointment for the O’Malley Center location (room 207), call 216.397.4529, email writingcenter@jcu.edu, or stop in to sign up. We are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Consultants are also available in Seminar A of Grasselli Library (ground floor) on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.  We do not take appointments for our After-Hours.

Please note: the Writing Center follows the university’s schedule with breaks and holidays.

We look forward to working with you!