Writing center can help yOU


Located inside the Kresge Library, the Writing Center is one of the resources offered at Oakland, helping students learn better. 

In Kresge Library, buried among the books and hidden behind a large indoor plant is the Oakland University Writing Center.  

The center is a free service to students. Appointments last 40 minutes and are designed to help students by offering one-on-one time with a consultant.

During each session, consultants help students brainstorm ideas, edit papers, gain clarification on assignments and develop a better understanding of APA, MLA, Chicago and other writing formats.

“The writing center helped me improve my skills,” Jackie Klein, graphic design major, said. “Not only did I learn proper citation for APA, but the consultant showed me how to recognize my mistakes in my writing.”

The center will accommodate walk-ins the best they can, though staff members highly recommend that students sign up for appointments using the online portal.

All students wishing to sign up for appointments using the online schedule must register. Students will not be able to sign up for appointments until they are registered.

To register go to oakland.mywconline.com and click ‘register’ for an account.

To schedule an appointment go to the same website and login using your Oakland email and password created during the registration process.

Appointment times vary each day based on consultant availability.  Typically appointments begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 9:30 p.m. The center is open seven days a week and closed when campus is closed.

Students also have an option to work with select consultants over the internet during their assigned appointment time if they cannot make it to campus.

The Writing Center asks that students arrive five to ten minutes early to fill out a short questionnaire about expectations of the appointment. Call (248) 370-3120 for assistance or visit their website for more information.