Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual tutorial assistance to students on any college writing task, from papers and lab reports in any stage of completion to resumes and application essays. Located on the main level of Leyburn Library (Room M11), the Center is open Sunday through Thursday, 8-10 p.m., during Fall and Winter terms.

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Writing tutors do not proofread or edit student work; rather, they teach students to recognize and correct their own errors with the goal of making the student a more confident and self-sufficient writer. In keeping with the Honor System, students who come to the Center must acknowledge Writing Center help on any project they submit for a grade.

Some handouts commonly used by our tutors to teach some aspects of writing:

More Information

The Writing Center is directed by an English Department faculty member and staffed by upperclass students in various major fields chosen for their superior writing and teaching abilities. For more information, contact Professor Kary Smout in Washington Hall 112, via email at smoutk@wlu.edu, or via phone at 458-8979.