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Student Services

The Oakland University Writing Center is a free service that offers support in all stages of the writing process for students enrolled at Oakland University or any of its satellite programs.

Our highly trained peer consultants can help students to:
  • Comprehend assignment goals
  • Translate instructor feedback into a revision plan
  • Develop confidence for new writing tasks
  • Choose assignment topics
  • Verbalize ideas
  • Transfer thoughts from head to hand
  • Gain awareness of audience, situation, and purpose
  • Organize thoughts
  • Generate clear and concise theses
  • Articulate informed arguments with appropriate claims and reasons
  • Gain control of grammar and mechanics
  • Practice paraphrase and appropriate use of research materials
  • Understand new media presentations such as PowerPoint, video, websites, and Prezi
  • Learn and follow APA, MLA, Chicago, and other documentation guidelines for writing
While we try to accommodate walk-ins as our staffing allows, we strongly encourage students to make an appointment to ensure that their writing needs are met in a timely manner.  Please visit our Schedule an Appointment page to schedule a meeting with a consultant.  If you have other questions, please send an e-mail to or give us a call at (248) 370-3120.