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The Writing Center

To assist writers of any discipline, the Department of English & Foreign Languages offers a FREE tutorial service in its Writing Center located in the university's Carnell Learning Center, Room 347.

The Lander University Writing Center offers proactive students in any degree program the opportunity to develop their writing by working alongside tutors. Students explore and adopt strategies to improve their writing skills and to prepare them for success in their classes, graduate programs, and the workforce.



Monday-Thursday: 9am-4pm


>> Lander University Writing Center Essay Guidebook



Who are we?

We offer FREE writing assistance to all students. The Writing Center is a tutoring service for developing, assisting, and helping a student's writing.

Our tutors sit with students in individual, 30-minute sessions. Students should sign up for appointments.

Make an Appointment

We have tutors from a wide variety of degrees and specialties to help meet your needs. No matter what stage of the writing process you’re in (planning, drafting, final edits, or anywhere in between), we have tutors who can help give you feedback to improve your writing. Make an appointment here

Are you a grad student or a senior with a paper over 5 pages long? We have online tutoring available for you! Sign up for your virtual meeting here.

Need help scheduling an appointment? Follow the directions below!

How to Make An Appointment

Essay Guidebook

This PDF guide contains resources that will help your writing process in all stages. From brainstorming to conclusions, we’ve complied sources on all parts of the essay. With videos, fillable worksheets, articles, and handouts for a range of topics from introductions to citations, our guidebook is an all-inclusive manual for writing a well-put together essay.

Lander University Writing Center Essay Guidebook

For on campus assistance, feel free to make an appointment at My WC Online to get help from one of our trained tutors located in LC 347.

For Faculty

Class Visits or Tours 

Faculty can schedule in class visits or tours of the Writing Center. During an in-class visit, Brittany Cuenin or one of her tutors will briefly visit your class to explain the resources the Writing Center has to offer and demonstrate to students where these resources can be found online. You may also schedule a tour of the Writing Center, in which you will lead your class to the Writing Center where they will be greeted by Brittany Cuenin or one of her tutors. 


In-Class Workshops 

Brittany Cuenin and/or her tutors will work with faculty to create or lead 15-30 minute In-Class Workshops that address the specific needs of your students. These include but are not limited to workshops for: citation styles, developing a thesis, the writing process, common grammar mistakes, and more. 

If you’d like to schedule a class visit, Writing Center tour, or an In-Class Workshop, please contact the Writing Center for availability via the Contact Page.


Class Assignments & Student Referrals

If you’d like to submit your class assignments to the Writing Center, please email Brittany Cuenin.

If you’d like to refer a student to the Writing Center, please fill out the following form:

Lander University Writing Center Referral Form (DOCX)


The Writing Center helps with any writing assignment. Whether it’s a lab report, paper, resume, cover letter, personal & graduate statements, analysis, case studies, etc. We assist all students, no matter what your major or class level is. 

Yes! The Writing Center staff is made up of tutors from a variety of majors. Our staff has been where you are and can help you overcome the same challenges they have faced themselves. Prepared not only to offer you support and advice, the Writing Center staff will also teach you techniques for improving your writing in the future. 

If you’d like to learn more about our tutors, please see the About Us tab. 

Yes. The Writing Center is a free resource available to all students. The Writing Center can be visited as often as you need and at any point during your academic career at Lander. It is never too late to start using this resource to improve your writing skills.

To ensure our tutors can meet your needs at your desired time, appointments are highly recommended. Scheduling an appointment guarantees that you will receive the help you need at your convenience. However, our tutors will take walk-in's if they have no scheduled appointments. If you walk in and no tutors can assist you, they will direct you to make an appointment online for a time that works for both of you. 

To make an appointment with the Writing Center go to and follow the login prompts on the left side of the screen. Use your school email address and password. If this is your first-time using WC Online, follow the prompted steps for setting up your student profile. When you’ve logged in, select “Writing Center” from the “Schedules” drop-down menu at the top left side of the screen. Select any open time slot (the white squares) during a convenient time for you with the tutor of your choice (even though not all our tutors share your degree or major, they are all well trained and equipped to handle any writing problems or concerns you may have). A separate webpage titled “Create New Appointment” will pop up. Make sure to fill this screen out as fully as possible. Click “create appointment” at the bottom of the screen. The system will inform you that you have successfully created an appointment and you can close the pop-up. You’re all set, and we’ll see you soon! 

If you have issues logging in to the system, please contact ITS. 

When you’ve successfully created an appointment, your time slot will turn yellow. Click on the yellow box. This will reopen your appointment page. Simply scroll to the bottom and click the red “Cancel Appointment” box at the bottom of the screen. The system will inform you that you have successfully cancelled your appointment and you can close the pop-up. 

To reschedule an appointment, cancel your original appointment first. Then make a new appointment at your desired time and with your preferred tutor. If you’d like more specific information, please read the “How do I make an appointment” tab above. 

To prepare for your appointment at the Writing Center, make sure to bring your work (either a hard copy or on a laptop), the assignment, and the rubric with you. Be ready to explain what you would like to work on during your session. Though it’s not required, it may be useful to bring something to take notes on (either pen & paper or your laptop).
The Writing Center is prepared to help you at any point in the writing process. Whether it’s brainstorming ideas, writing a thesis, formatting and organizing, polishing your final draft, or anything in between, our tutors will help give you the tools you need to be a successful writer. For the best experience, we suggest bringing your work in as early as possible so that you have time to schedule additional appointments if you need them. However, it’s never too late to get a second set of eyes on your assignment.

About Us

Brittany Cuenin
Director of Writing Center
864-388-8250  |  |  Carnell Learning Center LC347


In-Person LC 347
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Online E Tutoring available to upperclassmen and graduate students through MyWCOnline


Peer Tutors

I graduated from Lander University in May 2022 with my Bachelor of Arts in English and a Political Science Minor. Currently, I’m earning my M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning Instructional Technology because I want to pursue a career in the publishing industry when I graduate. As a writer, I really excel at organization and integrating research into essays.

Besides being a student athlete at Lander (I play rugby), I am also a crazy dog mom who loves taking hikes with my Pitbull, Nala.

Hi! My name is Mya, and I am a junior media communications major. I am also minoring in media writing, public relations, and sports media. Some of my writing strengths include editing and drafting.

I also am a dog mom to a dog named Scout. She is a lab/retriever mix and is my best friend!

I am a Junior, Business Administration major with an emphasis in Hospitality Management. I look to graduate in December of 2024 and hope to one day work as an Event Planner and/or Coordinator for one of the many plantations located in beautiful Charleston, SC. In writing, I tend to excel at establishing organization and clarity of purpose, as well as being articulate and well-versed.

Outside of my academic studies, I enjoy spending quality time with my older sisters and spoiling rotten my cat, Danish.

My name is Shea Connelly, and I am a junior finance major. My writing strength is my ability to brainstorm topics and structure them into a good paper. Two fun facts about me are that I am a member of the women's tennis team, and I have a dog named Dudley.
My name is Annette Daniel, and I am a junior at Lander University. My major is business with an emphasis on management marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship. As a writer, my strengths are organization and helping the essay flow. I also enjoy drafting because I like thinking of ideas and ways to make an essay sound better. Outside of student life at Lander, I like to roller skate and dance.
I am a sophomore majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. My writing strengths consist of being able to formulate ideas and integrating those ideas into a well-structured essay. I am on the women’s lacrosse team at Lander and my favorite color is pink.

I am a sophomore in History Secondary Education majoring here at Lander. I am also a part of the Teaching Fellows program and the women’s lacrosse team. As a writer, my strength is in organizing and planning my papers to get as many ideas as I can before I begin writing. Some fun facts about me are that I am from South Carolina, and I have a dog back home that I rescued from the street.

Major: Business Administration with a focus in Finance

Year: Freshmen

Skill: Writing Analysis and Argumentative Papers

Fun Facts: I'm a member of Greek life on campus and an Army veteran.
I am a junior English Professional Writing Major minoring in Business. As a tutor, I feel that I’m most helpful when a student is curious about their grammar, punctuation, and flow. Although I help most with grammar, I also like to help tackle the preemptive brainstorming and organization of a student’s work. When I’m not reading and writing, I love hiking and playing acoustic and bass guitar!
Hi! I’m Kristin and I’m a junior psychology and criminology major. My writing strengths are grammar, punctuation, creating outlines, and APA formatting. Two fun facts about me are that I have a Bassett Hound named Tater and I love to play Skyrim.