Writing Center

General Information

History of Shawnee State University's Writing Center

The Reading and Writing Center was established in 2003 with funds from Shawnee's Title III grant. Grant money was used to renovate ADM 031, dividing it into two rooms: an outer room (the tutoring area) and a computer-assisted classroom. Initially, the Center was only open to at-risk students enrolled in Developmental English classes, many of which met in ADM 031. In September of 2005, the Reading and Writing Center opened its doors to all Shawnee students interested in getting help with their reading or writing. The name was changed to the Writing Center in 2011. The Writing Center relocated to the first level of Clark Memorial Library in the summer of 2014. 


The Writing Center is located in room 120 in Clark Memorial Library, which is on the first level of the building. Use the main entrance in the library, then use the stairs or elevator to come down to the first level. The entrance of the Writing Center is located near the study tables and vending machines. 

Writing Center

Contact Information

Writing Center
Clark Memorial Library Room 120 

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3488
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Hours, Fall Semester 2018
Monday-Thursday: 10 am–5 pm
Friday: 10 am–2 pm
Sunday: 4 pm–7 pm


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