The Writing Center

Joan Rosen Writing Studio
212 Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3120

Fall 2021 Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9AM- 9PM; Friday, 9AM-5PM; Sunday, 2PM-8PM. For scheduling, see

Anton/Frankel Center

20 South Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Graduate Student Services

The OUWC isn't just for undergraduates. Graduate students and their supervisors occupy a writing-rich environment, one in which they must write on demand. Our staff includes university faculty and graduate students who can offer assistance as you:

  • Draft or revise a manuscript for publication
  • Craft an assignment
  • Report your statistical findings
  • Compose a thesis or dissertation
  • Assemble a teaching portfolio
  • Construct a personal statement
  • Revise a curriculum vitae
  • Generate a proposal or mission statement
  • Prepare a syllabus, scaffold assignments, and offer feedback to student submissions

To schedule an appointment, make a referral, or request an in-class seminar or consultation, please send an e-mail to

Graduate Specific Programming

Sit Down and Write!

If you are writing an article or have commenced writing your thesis or dissertation, you might benefit from an accountability program that has served many of OU's newly minted PhDs. The concept is rather simple. Join a group of like-tasked individuals in a distraction free environment. While COVID-19 has interrupted our F2F sessions, we are running Sit Down and Write! remotely.

For this semester's schedule and information about the Pomodoro Method we employ, see the Sit Down and Write! flier. You will be glad you did.

Wednesday Workshops (Previously Dissertation 101)

If you need more than accountability, such as support for specific tasks like drafting your IRB, composing a grant proposal, representing the results of your statistical analyses, avoiding plagiarism or copyright infringement, and/or storing your data to protect its integrity and your participants' privacy, you should join us for one of more of our Wednesday Workshops.

For our this semester's offerings, please see our Wednesday Workshops flier. If you have an idea for a workshop, please email