Welcome to The Writing Center at UM-Tupelo

What is a writing center and what can it do for you?

Whether you are an experienced writer or are just starting out, the UM-Tupelo Writing Center is here to help! We provide free and effective consultations and resources that regional students need to progress as writers. Our trained consultants are ready to collaborate with you on any writing project you may be working on and at any stage of development. Faculty also benefit from the TWC through partnerships that help advance course curriculums through classroom visits and assignment supports.

Our consultants are available to collaborate with you on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Brainstorming an essay
  • Improving grammar and word choice
  • Organization
  • Revision and proofreading strategies
  • Finding and integrating sources
  • APA and MLA formatting
  • Creating and revising resumes and cover letters

UM-Tupelo Writing Center Hours

The Tupelo Writing Center is open each week as follows:

  • Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The center is closed on Fridays and during university holidays.

Need to make an appointment?

To connect with a Writing Center staff member, review open appointment times or schedule an appointment, you have options:

  1. Go to the website: writingcenter.olemiss.edu/tupelo/
  2. Call: 662-915-6259
  3. Email: writingcentertupelo@olemiss.edu

Apply to be a Writing Consultant!

If you love working with people one-on-one and enjoy writing, complete the electronic application and submit it along with your resume and academic writing sample for consideration. Please contact the center director if you have any questions.

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Deidra Faye Jackson, Ph.D

Interim Director of the University of Mississippi-Tupelo Writing Center
(662) 915-6264 | djackson@olemiss.edu

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Kaylee S., graduate student

Counselor Education

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Megan S., graduate student

Higher Education

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Karmen M., undergraduate student

Elementary Education