University Writing Center

University Writing Center: Cultivating the Critical Thinker, Writer, Reader, Researcher, and Public Speaker in You

The Latest News From The Writing Center

The Writing Center is now open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by appointment or walk-in!

Under the auspices of the Department of English and Language Arts, the mission of the Morgan State University Writing Center is to support undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines to become more effective and confident writers and communicators. It is a place where students may come to discuss their work, clarify their ideas, and improve their critical thinking, writing, reading, research, and public speaking skills.

According to Leigh Ryan (University of Maryland), tutoring is a collaborative activity. Ryan believes the most successful sessions are achieved by preparing for the visit:  

First, schedule an appointment in advance of your assignment's due date. Second, think about what you need from a session and make some notes.  For example, list specific questions you have about your paper. Third, bring with you a copy of your assignment sheet and any related notes, handouts, articles, or textbooks. Fourth, bring any other writing you may have connected to the assignment, like drafts, notes, free writing, journal entries, or peer review comments. 

Due to limited resources, walk-ins are discouraged and appointments are required.  Schedule a one-on-one tutorial session by sending an email to with your availability. Please note:

  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment WILL BE canceled. 
  • Appointments last no longer than 30 minutes and numerous, back-to-back scheduling, is not permitted.
  • If the session is for a group assignment, please let us know in advance so that accommodations may be made.


Writing Center Team

Dr. Monique Leslie Akassi, Director of The Writing Center

Mrs. Abosede Gbenga Akinbiola, Lead Writing Fellow

Ms. Angelique Williams, Lead Writing Tutor

Ms. Crystal Brown-Helem, Administrative Assistant

Now hiring Writing Tutors and Fellows for the Writing Center!
Interested? Please contact:
Dr. Monique Akassi

We would like to make your experience in the Writing Center as educational and pleasurable as possible.  To that end, please note the following Writing Center Policies:

  • Students must bring with them 2 hard copies of their document/composition and one hard copy of the assignment as written by the instructor.
  • Students who are late will forfeit their appointments.