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KUMC Writing Center


Liana Silva
Graduate Writing Specialist
  writing@kumc.edu  913-945-8477

We are pleased to offer KUMC students the opportunity to utilize the services of the Writer's Roost at the KUMC campus. Our KUMC Writer's Roost is located at Dykes Library, Room G011. Please click here to schedule an appointment. We invite KUMC students to make face-to-face appointments at any of the Writer's Roosts; however, if you are unable to come to any of our locations, you can submit your writing through our Online Consultation System to receive electronic feedback.

KUMC Writing Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most common questions about the KU Writing Center. If you don't see your question, please let us know.

Schedule a Consultation

Don't wait in line! Schedule a time to work with a writing consultant by using our online appointment system or calling us at 913-945-8477.

Start my Appointment

When you are ready and are sitting down with a consultant, click this link to start your appointment.

Online Consultations

Submit your writing online and receive a response by e-mail within 3 business days (except weekends). Available to all KU students and staff during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. See our Online Consultations page for more information on what an online consultation entails.

Assignment Planner

Quickly find out what you can do to get that research assignment done on time. Generate a schedule of tasks, find campus resources, and even have reminders sent to you via email. It's like a personal project manager!

Writing Guides

Original writing guides by our experienced writing consultants, along with dozens of links to other great writing resources on the Web.



We are open for consultations until the end of the semester and will have summer hours as well!

Appointments with a writing consultant are available this spring on Mondays 10a-4p, Tuesdays 4p-6p, and Wednesdays 10a-4p. Online consultations are still available. Stay tuned for summer hours!


I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don′t let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don′t mean utterly, but kill most of them - then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice.

~Mark Twain

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