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Using the Writing Center
How to Use the Writing Center
- Come early in the writing process, and come often.
- Bring a copy of your assignment or writing prompt.
- We can be most helpful if you make an appointment in advance. You can stop by and sign up on the current week's signup sheet on the door of Room 242 in Cowles Library. You can also call x4573 and schedule a half-hour appointment.
- You can simply stop by. If a consultant is free, he or she will be happy to work with you right away.
- If you make an appointment, please try to be on time. If you're going to miss your appointment, please call and let us know.
Why Use the Writing Center?
- to brainstorm your ideas before you choose a topic;
- to build a paper's level of thought and to achieve more clarity through working with thesis, support, organization, and/or mechanics;
- to draft a résumé and cover letter or to discuss scholarship-application essays;
- to discover and develop options, flexibility and control as a writer;
- to learn more about grammar and punctuation skills;
- to build overall skill as a writer.
Who Uses the Writing Center?
- frosh through senior writers, graduate-student writers;
- writers in any major; writers at all skill levels. Consultants from the center often make appointments with other consultants for assistance with their own writing.
Director of the Writing Center: Maggie Wolcott, Whitworth English Department, 509.777.4651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.