HSC Writing Center

The HSC Writing Center serves all HSC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We offer two main consultation services: synchronous appointments and asynchronous Extended Read submissions. All services are free of charge.

The Writing Center is happy to help with any kind of writing, at any stage of the writing process.
This includes:

All Kinds of Writing

  • Research papers
  • Application essays/Personal statements
  • Reports
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Cover letters
  • Resumes/Curriculum Vitae
  • Presentations
  • Manuscripts
  • Any writing project!

Key Writing Concepts

  • Starting a writing project
  • Conducting research 
  • Incorporating sources
  • Logical paper organization
  • Citation/Documentation (JAMA, APA, etc.)
  • Clarity and style 
  • Language usage guidelines
  • Concept development
  • ESL assistance
  • Grammar/punctuation
  • Persuasiveness


Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Modality options: in person (HSC Student Union, Room 214) or virtual
Length options: 25 minutes or 50 minutes

Each writer is allowed 2 appointments per week


How to Schedule an Appointment: 
  • Register for an account at https://ouhsc.mywconline.com
  • On the schedule, select an appointment from the available time slots (white blocks)
  • Use the appointment end time drop-down menu to set a 25-minute or 50-minute length
  • In the “Meet Online?” box, select whether you want to meet in person or online
  • Fill in the appointment information and, if desired, attach a document

Where to Go for Your Appointment:

  • In-person appointments: Please arrive at the Writing Center (Student Union, Room 214) at your scheduled appointment time, and bring any materials you will need.
  • Online appointments: Please be sure your device has internet access and a working microphone. At the time of your appointment, join the video call through the WCOnline schedule by clicking on your appointment, then clicking “Start or Join Online Consultation”.

Extended Read: Email Submissions

If you would like to have a document reviewed asynchronously, we also offer an Extended Read option.

  • You may submit up to 2,500 words (roughly 10 double-spaced pages) per submission.
  • Submissions are read and returned with feedback within 3-6 business days.
    • Please contact us if you have not received your paper after 6 business days.
  • You may revise and return for subsequent feedback if needed.
  • Each writer is allowed 2 submissions per month (with no more than 1 per week).
  • Please note that feedback will be in the form of marginal and/or holistic comments. You will need to revise the paper accordingly, so please allow time for this before your deadline.
    • Like our appointments, our Extended Read service is not an editing service. Our services are intended to provide you with tools and knowledge to help you strengthen your writing skills.
    • For help with topics such as grammar, language usage, and citation, scheduling an appointment would generally be the best option.

How to Submit a Document:

Email your document to writingcenter@ouhsc.edu along with the following information:

  • Description of the assignment/project
  • Detailed information about 1 or 2 main concepts you would like the consultant to focus on (see the "Key Writing Concepts" list above for examples of these)
  • Any specific questions you want the consultant to address

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