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 419.372.0896 or through the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) system.

Writing Lab Brochure (coming soon)

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 two business days for papers submitted via email to be returned.

Student questions about Online Tutoring should be directed to the Writing Lab’s main email address (firewrite@bgsu.edu).

Online Tutoring Request Form


MLA Citation Guidelines (coming soon)

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!
  • 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).
  • 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

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             11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday            11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday       11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday          11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday               CLOSED

Summer Sessions Hours

By appointment only.