Writing Lab Policies



The English Writing Lab

Welcome to the Arkansas Tech University Writing Lab. The Writing Lab’s mission is to help you become a better thinker, writer, and communicator. The Arkansas Tech University Writing Lab serves all currently enrolled students –on-campus, commuter, on-line, eTech, ELI, and high school concurrent students.

Writing Center Hours

  • The Writing Lab is in Witherspoon 365 and hours are listed below.  You don’t need an appointment – just show up.
    • Monday: Online Only
    • Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday:  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Thursday:  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Friday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Writing Lab opens on the first day of classes and closes for holidays, Winter Break, and Spring Break. The Writing Lab and Online Writing Lab closes for the semester on Reading Day. Online submittals received before Reading Day will get a response.
  • The tutors are graduate students in the MA, MLA, MTESL, or MTESOL programs. There are usually 10 to 12 GA’s who tutor each semester.
  • There should be at least two tutors scheduled to work each hour the Writing Lab is open. Often, more tutors are working.


For ENGL-0303 Comp Workshop and ENGL-1013 Comp I students, the tutors can help you master the description, narrative, process, compare and contrast, classification, and any other essays your instructor assigns. We’ll work with you on principles of good writing and the writing process. Bring us your draft essay and the assignment instructions, and we’ll help you out.

For ENGL-1023 Comp II students, writing the argumentative essay, we’ll help with thesis statements, topic sentences, and argument evidence and logic to produce clearly written presentations of the paper’s ideas. Tutors may be able to assist with library research tools and MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style use. Bring us your draft essay and the assignment instructions, and we’ll help you out.

Any other Tech students – concurrent, eTech, on-campus undergrad or graduate students -- working on a writing assignment are welcome to visit the Writing Lab or to submit to the Online Writing lab.

For more information regarding the services available through the English Department's Writing Lab, contact Kayla Chambliss.