Writing Center

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST

Email: writingcenter@buf.edu
Phone: 800-328-2660 ext. 543 or ext. 486 (online appointments only)
Location: McRae-Morrow Hall Room 8 & 10



How to Use the BUF Writing Center

The Writing Center has three easy ways for you to connect with us:

  1. You can Make an Appointment for a specific time. This can be either for an in-person or an online coaching session.
  2. You can join us for an online Chat Session where we can answer quick questions (Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.).
  3. You can Drop-in to the Writing Center, located in McRae-Morrow Hall, and a coach can help you at his/her earliest availability.

The Writing Center also offers a study space for any students wanting a quiet and relaxed place to complete coursework and assignments.


Writing Center Coach's Hours

Hannah McClure | Tuesday: 9:00-9:30, 10:30-5:00;  Thursday: 9:00-5:00; Friday: 9:00-1:00

Emilee Hughes | Monday: 12:00-5:00; Tuesday: 9:00-9:30; 10:30-5:00; Wednesday: 9:00-5:00; Thursday: 9:00-5:00

Dawson Troutt | Monday: 9:00-9:30, 10:30-12:00; Tuesday: 12:00-4:30; Wednesday: 9:00-2:00; Thursday: 12:00-4:30

Hannah Webb | Monday: 9:00-9:30, 10:30-5:00; Wednesday: 9:00-3:00; Friday: 9:00-1:00

If you need assistance making an appointment or are having issues, please chat, email us at writingcenter@buf.edu, or call 800-328-2660 ext. 543 or ext. 486, and we will assist you to the best of our ability.

We cannot wait to guide you in becoming an academic writer!


With what can the writing center help me?

The purpose of the writing center is to help students become academic writers. Students may come in at any point of the writing process for guidance. Students may come in for issues such as choosing an appropriate topic for a research paper or adjusting the scope of a thesis, as well as, more complicated tasks such as structuring logical argument or synthesizing information for research integration.

The Writing Center also maintains copies of the texts used in composition and other courses that may be used on-site.

With what can't the writing center help me?

1. The Writing Center is not for editing your paper. You cannot submit your paper and expect to obtain a revised copy.

2. The coaches are not your professors, so we cannot grade your work.

3. The Writing Center is not a filing service. Please bring a copy of your paper or have it saved on OneDrive to access at one of the computer work stations.