Kilohana: The Writing Center

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The Writing section is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their writing skills. It includes tips, guides, and examples to help you become a better writer. Whether it's academic writing, creative writing, or professional content, you'll find useful information here.

Coordinator's Welcome

Welcome to Kilohana: The Writing Center!

Please drop in anytime you have questions or need assistance with your writing assignments while you are studying at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Student staff can answer your questions, review your notes, provide feedback about your draft, and provide other appropriate writing assistance as requested.

The Writing Center student staff are available throughout your career here at UH Hilo. We hope to see you soon.

Short class visits can also be arranged if faculty desire. Just let me know!

Thank you,
Karla Hayashi ,
Writing Center Coordinator

Who Are We?

Kilohana: The Writing Center offers free drop-in consultation sessions to any currently enrolled UH Hilo student. Currently enrolled students at other UH system campuses are also welcome.

Peer staff are trained to help you become a confident and independent writer by focusing on a number of commonly requested topics.

Ultimately, peer staff can help students develop their own voices as writers.

Tips for a Successful Session

Come early!
Bring all your materials!
Ask questions!
Embrace the writing process!

Location and Schedule

Library 123

View the Writing tutoring schedule

If you would like to meet with a tutor on Zoom, email and let us know what class you would like help with. A tutor on duty will reply with the Zoom link.

Please note online tutoring follows the same schedule as above, so you are only able to meet with a tutor online during scheduled shifts for each respective subject.

Helpful Resources

Online Writing Lab

Grammar Guides

Writing Tools