Writing Lab

Welcome to the Writing Lab!

In the Writing Lab, writers help other writers improve their work. How do we do this? We provide one-on-one consultations with writers. In these tutorials, we talk with writers who are planning their papers and with others who are in the midst of writing them. Wherever you may be in your writing process, a conversation with another interested writer can help you better achieve your goals.

Walk ins are welcome and you can simply “drop-in” to discuss your work, but appointments would be preferred.  You may schedule an appointment by calling 419.433.5560 ext. 20896 or by email at firewrite@bgsu.edu


The BGSU Firelands Writing lab is located in the BGSU Firelands Library.


Writing tutors are available in the Writing Lab on these days and times:

Spring / Fall Semester Hours

Monday             10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday            11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday       10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday          11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday               11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Sessions Hours

Tuesday - Thursday    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Writing Lab Brochure

There is no longer a need to physically come to campus to receive help with your writing assignments - It can now be completed online in a variety of subject areas.  Students must complete the Online Tutoring Request Form.  The form should be submitted electronically with a copy of the paper you are working on and the related assignment sheet (if one was provided by the instructor) to the Writing Lab’s main email address (firewrite@bgsu.edu).

Students should provide at least 48 hours advance notice on tutoring requests made on Monday through Thursday and 72 hours advance notice on requests made on Friday through Sunday.

Student questions about Online Tutoring should be directed to the Writing Lab’s main email address while instructors may submit their questions to the Writing Lab’s director, Mr. Jeremiah Mykytuk (jmykytu@bgsu.edu).

Online Tutoring Request Form


Other inquiries can be directed to firewrite@bgsu.edu or to Joe Wagner, Writing Lab Coordinator (wagnejb@bgsu.edu).
Writers might also find useful information at a variety of web sites (see below) devoted to writing well. 

BGSU Firelands Writing Lab: Recommended Links
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing
    This site offers FAQ’s, quizzes and multiple levels of grammar help.
  • The Bluebook of Grammar and Punctuation
    English Rules | Grammar Rules | Punctuation and Capitalization Rules
    This site overviews commonly misunderstood rules related to English and provides quizzes and interactive tests for self study.
  • Creative Writing Prompts
    This page provides hundreds of prompts/ideas to get you started on your next paper!
  • English Tutoring Lab Handouts (from Diablo College)
    This site offers printable handouts to help with writing in general, thesis statements, book reports, cause and effect essays, and essay tests
  • BGSU Writing Center (Main Campus)
    BG’s Writing Center offers help with all aspects of writing assignments (including handouts for standard ENG 112 assignments, such as the critique and multi-source essays).
  • The Writer’s Reference (textbook companion site)
    This is an especially useful online resource for BGSU Firelands students using The Writer’s Reference in any composition course. It offers help with grammar, punctuation, citation directions, and much more.
  • Study Guides and Strategies
    This site offers help with everything from studying to test taking to project management and allows users to pick from 31 available languages
  • The OWL at Purdue
    This Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a wonderful source for almost anything related to writing!
  • Writing Essays for Scholarship Applications