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Writing Center

The Writing Center offers walk-in hours and a variety of services to help you write essays, research papers, compositions, and more. We offer:

  • Help with any part of a writing assignment
  • Advice on how to identify and target recurring problems in your writing
  • Resources such as handouts, references, and exercises
  • A friendly work environment
  • A good listener if you'd like to try out an idea

To prepare for a session with Writing Center staff, you should bring your assignment; a draft on paper or saved electronically if you'd like to work with a consultant at our computers; your notes, outline, or pre-writing; and your ideas and questions. We won't proofread or grade a paper for you, but we're happy to work with you on your writing.

Walk-in Hours (no appointment needed)

View the Writing Center hours via Google Drive.
If you need help please contact  Regina Kengla or Beth Domanik.


If you'd like to make an appointment, email us at writingcenter@otterbein.edu. Appointments must be made at least three (3) days in advance. Check the schedule for appointment times, select a time that's convenient for you, email us, and we'll confirm that the time you chose is available.


We invite you to contact us at writingcenter@otterbein.edu with short, specific questions about your writing. We'll respond to you within 48 hours, Monday through Friday. It is important to keep in mind that we cannot read and respond to whole essays sent to us by email. If you would like to discuss an entire essay, we encourage you to visit us in the Writing Center. Schedule an appointment or stop in during our open hours.

Questions sent by email need to be specific and focused. Examples of questions that we can answer in response to your email:

  • Please take a look at my introduction. Does my thesis seem clear and functional?
  • How do I write a work-cited entry in MLA style for a personal interview?
  • Here is one of my supporting paragraphs. Are my quotations incorporated and my in-text citations correctly formatted in APA style?
  • How do I footnote in Chicago style?

Resources for Writing

Resources for Tutors

/ Academic Support Center

Courtright Memorial Library, 2nd Floor


Office Hours
M- F:  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1610
f / 614.823.1983

Kristy Drobney
Library, Room #225

Beth Derringer
Math Support Services Coordinator
Library, Room #215

Beth Domanik
Administrative Assistant
Library, Room #229

Regina Kengla
Writing Services & SI Coordinator
Library, Room #226

Kera McClain Manley
Assistant Director, Disability Services
Library, Room #228

Sara Banaie
Testing/Alt Media Coordinator
Library, Room #203