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Knoxville Writing Center

  • The Writing Center offers assistance in writing at all levels. The Writing Center director will discuss your writing assignments with you and make suggestions on approaching a topic, organizing a paper, developing writing style, or correcting grammar and punctuation errors.
  • The Writing Center director will provide assistance with writing, but she will not edit a manuscript or write text for you. Instead, her goal is to teach you to do these things for yourself, so you can become a better, more confident writer, developing your own process for drafting and revising.

Where is the Knoxville Writing Center located?

King University’s Hardin Valley campus

10950 Spring Bluff Way

Knoxville, TN 37932


How does it work?

  • Meet one-on-one with the Writing Center director to discuss your assignment. For the most helpful review, please arrange to meet with the Writing Center director at least 24 hours before the assignment is due.
  • The Writing Center director will work with you at any part of the writing process—brainstorming, outlining, creating a thesis statement, or revising an entire draft.
  • How to use the Knoxville Writing Center director :
    • Make an appointment by using the appointment tab or by emailing the center director (heratcliff@king.edu)

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Assignment sheet and/or rubric for the paper being reviewed
  • Any drafts, brainstorming, or pre-writing you have done on the assignment. (Laptop or hard copy)
  • Specific questions you have about the assignment or your draft
  • Any books, research, or other materials related to the assignment 

The Writing Center can also offer help with oral presentations and material for individual or group speeches.