grad-studentGraduate Students

The demands of writing in graduate school and the length of graduate papers, capstones, theses, and dissertations often require a different approach to writing center sessions.

The Graduate College partners with the KSU Writing Center to provide two specialized writing assistants for graduate student writers.

Additionally, a self-paced graduate writing group is available online to offer ongoing support and camaraderie for graduate students engaged in the capstone, thesis, or dissertation process.

To establish regular appointments with a graduate writing assistant or to join the graduate writing group, contact

ELL Students

ELL StudentsThe KSU Writing Center welcomes students who are not native speakers or writers of English. In addition to individualized sessions, the Center offers specific writing workshops and events for ELL students. See our Workshops and Events calendar for dates and times.

ESL Study and Tutorial Center

Students who need more intensive assistance with speaking or reading English may want to visit the ESL Center. On the Kennesaw campus, the ESL Center is located in Sturgis Library, Room 442; contact David Schmidt at On the Marietta campus, the ESL Center is located in Norton Hall, Room 164; contact Katherine Taylor at

Online Learners

In order to support students enrolled in exclusively online degree programs, the KSU Writing Center offers two kinds of online appointments: Live Feedback and Online Written Response. For more information, visit our How We Help page.

Become a Writing Assistant

becomewaThe KSU Writing Center welcomes applications from current KSU undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline. KSU Writing Assistants take part in an initial training program as well as ongoing professional development opportunities including opportunities to present at regional and national academic conferences.

Applicants should be superior writers who enjoy working with others and with a variety of texts; they must also meet the following criteria:

  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • have at least two semesters remaining before graduation

To apply, log into Handshake and search for "KSU Writing Center Writing Assistant. In your application, you will need to include

  • a brief letter of interest discussing experience or skills relevant to writing center work
  • an academic (non-creative) writing sample
  • the names of two KSU faculty members familiar with your writing