Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Writing Center

Who We Are

The Writing Center is located at 509 Stanton Street, just behind Holman Library and Voigt Science.  We offer writing assistance to all students, faculty, and staff, either by appointment or on a walk-in basis during posted hours.  We also assist students who are not located on the Lebanon campus using an online program which allows students and writing consultants to work in real time in a virtual meeting room.  Our phone number is 618-537-6520.  You can also schedule your own appointment online, and complete instructions are outlined below. 


How to Utilize

Setting Up An Appointment

Our new web-based scheduling system allows students to set up their own appointments; both face-to-face and online appointments are available. Each student must log onto to set up an account using their McKendree ID number. Once the account has been set up, students can use the site to choose their preferred appointment time. Students also have the option of attaching documents to the appointment block. If necessary, appointments can be cancelled through the web-based system.

Preparing for a Tutoring Session

Because we are a student-centered facility, students should have a copy of their assignment and any drafts or notes they have developed for the assignment.

What We Do

Our philosophy at the Writing Center is to help writers help themselves. What that means is that we will not just proofread a paper.  Our job is instead to help students become better writers. 


We help students:

Get motivation to write
Start an assignment

Create a thesis statement
Organize a paper

Revise a draft
Clarify an argument
Integrate and cite research
Understand and avoid plagiarism
Document in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

Understand voice in academic writing
Master grammar, mechanics, and punctuation