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About Us

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The University of Mississippi Writing Centers, a service unit of the Center for Writing and Rhetoric, exist to help foster the improvement of student writing across UM’s campuses. In addition to the Oxford campus writing center and the Graduate Writing Center, writing centers are also located on the Tupelo and DeSoto campuses. We also offer online consultations to UM students on any UM campus.

The Writing Centers rely upon a conversational, non-directive pedagogy. This means that we believe the best way to improve student writing is to improve student writers; our focus is always on the process, and never on the product, of composition. It is our hope that students who visit the writing center regularly will leave as stronger, more confident writers.

All three of the writing centers are staffed by undergraduate and graduate peer consultants. Our peer consultants are here to help students at any level of study in any discipline. Whether you are brainstorming for your first paper in Writing 101 or completing your senior Honors thesis, writing center consultants are here with open ears and open minds.

To learn more about our individual centers, please select a campus. Otherwise, make an online or face-to-face appointment by clicking the link on the left-side menu.