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Writing Center Welcome to the Writers Block

This is a place just for you. The Writer's Block is building a writing community designed for the unique challenges A-State graduate students face, and we want you to be a part of it. Not only does The Writer's Block provide a comfortable and functional writing space, but it also offers collaborative support throughout your writing process. Looking to explore, experiment with, and develop your identity as both a writer and a scholar? Then come to our writing groups, schedule individual consultations, and compose alongside our trained advisors. Whatever your writing needs, The Writer's Block is here to help you meet them.

Your Own Space

Join us in the A-State Writing Center, where The Writer's Block is staffed by a dedicated Writing Guide. Designed with comfort and practicality in mind, this space hosts comfortable arm chairs, softer lighting, and a separation from the distractions and bustle of open study spaces. The relaxed atmosphere and direct access to a Writing Guide for quick questions make this the perfect place to write. Since staffed hours and space are limited, appointments are strongly encouraged.

Want Priority Access to The Writer's Block?

Join a Writing Group today! Writing Group participants get early access to scheduled writing time in The Writer's Block.

Writing Groups

More than just a physical place, The Writer's Block is a community. Writing Groups form every semester and set an agenda according to the participants' interests and writing stages. Groups are flexible since they chose their meeting times as they form, so don't let scheduling issues keep you away! This is the perfect place to grow as a writer, especially since Writing Group members get access to a dedicated Writing Guide to help along their journey.

Individual Consultations

Like our traditional tutoring sessions, each individual consultation with a Writing Guide is tailored to your specific needs at the time. While you are welcome to drop in to the normal Writing Center for smaller projects, you'll want to make an appointment with The Writer's Block for theses and dissertations. There, we can offer you 75 minute guided sessions, rather than the usual 45, and more genre specific advice.

Theses and Dissertations

Follow these quick tips to get the most out of your consultation experience!

  1. Make an appointment through email. Emailing astatewritingcenter@astate.edu gives your Writing Guide time to prepare in order to offer you better help.
  2. Provide your paper ahead of time. Writing Guides will familiarize themselves with the sections of your thesis/dissertation you plan to work on together before you arrive. 
  3. Come back more than once. Lengthy papers can't be discussed fully in one session. Give you and your Guide time to delve fully into the depths of your writing.