Your smart choice for help with any assignments for any class.


To sign up for an appointment, stop by the RC, visit this page, call 616-526-7088, or email with your preferred times. Feel free to drop in; staff members who don't have appointments booked will be happy to help you on the spot. (Warning: we're very busy the last 2 weeks of the semester; make an appointment to be sure of getting the attention you need.)

We are currently offering in-person and online (MS Teams) sessions.


We are located in Hekman Library 207, near the library reference desk.


On class days (during both the fall and spring semesters), our hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rhetoric Center basics

The Rhetoric Center provides free assistance with composing written, visual, and oral assignments for classes or for extracurricular projects. We work with students from all majors with all kinds of papers, speeches, or artwork, in any stage of the creative process. Come to talk about your ideas, to work on organization and structure, to get feedback from an attentive audience, or to work on editing final drafts.


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