Welcome to The Writing Center

Writing CenterAt the Writing Center, our goal is to make you a better writer. It takes time and practice to improve at writing, but also engagement with other writers and study of the craft of writing. With individualized, one-on-one feedback on your written work, you receive expert advice about writing as well as an opportunity to connect to readers in your profession.

Writing consultation consists of brainstorming, organizing your thoughts, revision, and lots of dialogue. We don't edit or proofread, but we do teach the skills you need to improve your work. The session can provide enlightenment and energy along with techniques that can help you during the course of your study and beyond.

For students and residents, we offer the following services:

  • Individual Appointments: One-on-one conversations about specific writing projects (class assignments, doctoral and master theses, articles for publications, residency statements, and writing counseling to address problems in writing)
  • Online Video Appointments: For those unable to get to campus
  • Writing Workshops: Presentations on various aspects of the writing process
  • Writers Groups: Support and feedback from peers

For faculty, we offer the following services:

  • 10-15 minute overview of the Writing Center services
  • Consultation about writing assignments, rubrics, and more
  • Class visits: mini-sessions on writing skills

The Writing Center is part of the Division of Student Services. Our service is free for all current KUMC students and residents. Success in your field depends on constant improvement—and writing plays a major part in that process.

Syllabus Statement

For faculty who wish to encourage students to use the Writing Center services, we offer the following statement for inclusion to their course syllabus:

The KUMC Writing Center offers students and residents a welcoming place for discussing writing. Staffed by Graduate Writing Specialist Andrés Rodríguez, the Center offers free tutoring on writing assignments, workshops and presentations, resources, writing groups, and more. The goal is to make students more effective, confident writers by providing feedback on their work and advice on their writing process. The Writing Center is located in Dykes Library, room G011. Appointments can be made online (writing@kumc.edu or https://medconsult.kumc.edu) or by phone (913-945-8477). 

Last modified: Nov 04, 2014
Contact Us

Writing Services

Phone: 913-945-8477
Mail Stop: 1050
Location: G011 Dykes Library
Writing Specialist: Andrés Rodríguez
Email: writing@kumc.edu


Holiday Schedule

The Writing Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 27, and Friday, November 28. It will reopen Monday, December 1.

Writing Your PhD

The Writing Center is forming a dissertation writers group to provide guidance and support for KU Medical Center students.

Click here for more info.