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Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Writing Studio Hours & Location

**Writing Studio Hours**
Fall 2017:
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
& by appointment

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Additional appointment times are available if scheduled in advance.

E-mail us ( or, submit the appointment form online, or simply stop by the library (office 14c) to schedule an appointment for writing assistance. We are happy to help!

*Hours are subject to change. Additional appointment times may be available if scheduled in advance. 




The Writing Studio at Watkins offers free academic and professional writing assistance to students of all levels and disciplines.  

From brainstorming to documentaion to resumes,
the WS provides guidance from experienced writers trained to help you enhance your writing skills for inside and outside the classroom.


Writing Studio News & Updates

Update 8/18: Fall 2017 Hours

We are now open for Fall 2017. We look forward to seeing you!


Update 5/10: Closed for Summer

We are closed for summer. If you have questions, concerns, and/or requests, please e-mail Lisa, the Writing Studio Director, directly at Thanks for a great semester, and I hope to see you in August. Have a great break!

Update 1/18: Spring 2017 Hours

Come visit us in Spring 2017! Hours posted above.

Update 12/8: Closed for Christmas Break

Have a great Christmas break, everyone! We will reopen mid-January. WS hours will be posted at the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester.


Update 8/23: New Hours and Location for Fall 2016

We hope you had a great summer! We have moved to a new location in the library (office 14c), and we're ready to assist you with any writing needs this semester. Come take a peek at the new space, say hello, and schedule an appointment.

Note that MLA has recently updated to the 8th edition; we are currently revising our materials to reflect this new edition. If assigned an MLA project in a class, make certain to ask your instructors if they prefer the 7th or 8th edition.

Update 1/14: New Hours for Spring 2016

We're now open for Spring 2016. Check out our new WS hours; workshops are currently being scheduled to assist you with your writing needs. 

Update 12/8: Closed for Christmas Break

Have a great Christmas break, everyone! We will reopen mid-January. WS hours will be posted at the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester.


Update 11/5: MLA Workshops

Keep an eye out for flyers promoting our MLA Basics workshops. We will be offering several in the final weeks of the semester, so please join us.

Update 8/18: Fall 2015 Hours

We will be open for Fall 2015 on Tuesday, August 25.  See above for hours, and contact us for an appointment after you receive your first assignment. See you soon!

Update 5/7: Closed for Summer

The Writing Studio is closed for summer. We will reopen at the beginnng of next semester. See you soon, and have a great summer!

Update 1/20: Spring 2015 Hours Posted!

We hope your semester is off to a promising start. The Writing Studio is now open for the Spring 2015 semester. Visit us soon!

Update 12/9: Closed for the Holidays!

The Writing Studio has closed for the holiday break. We will reopen at the beginning of the Spring 2015 Semester. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, please e-mail Lisa E. Williams, the Writing Studio Manager, at or

Update 11/4: New Name and New Resources for Faculty and Students

An array of new resources have been added to the Writing Studio's (new name!) LibGuide. Please browse and utilize the plethora of handouts, workshops, and exercises that have been recently added to assist you with your writing needs and concerns. Also, please let us know if you have any specific requests for tutorials.

Update 9/11: Big Changes Coming to the WC

The WC is currently undergoing a transformation. Expect to see a new name, new logo, and most importantly, more accessible hours and opportunities for academic and/or professional writing assistance for students at any level.

Update 8/26: Schedule Your Appointments Online! 

We've made it even easier for you to schedule an appointment with a WC tutor. Simply click on the "Schedule An Appointment" tab, and complete and submit the form. Don't forget to look at the Appointment Checklist so you are prepared for your visit.

Update 8/21: Fall 2014 Writing Center Updates 

The Writing Center at Watkins is currently in the process of updating and adding helpful materials and writing assistance opportunities to the website. We welcome your feedback and suggestions as we broaden our offerings.

Update 8/19: New Addition to the Writing Center at Watkins

Lisa E. Williams is the new Writing Center Manager. Lisa has worked in multiple writing centers and is also an English and Women's Studies lecturer at Middle Tennessee State University. 

You can also contact Lisa Williams, our backup tutor, regarding questions about the Writing Center.  While she is the director of the library, she got her start as a writing center tutor. She worked as a tutor for two years while completing a Master's Degree in English. She has also taught English and beginning French classes and is a certified ESL instructor.

Quick Links for Writing Help!

  • MTSU University Writing Center Handouts
    Check out the MTSU UWC site for printable grammar, punctuation, and documentation guides. The MLA guide is perfect to print and keep in your folder.
  • Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
    OWL at Purdue is one of most notorious writing and documentation online resources. Familiarize yourself with the site; all info is regularly updated so you can refer to the site throughout your college career.

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