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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 opens the third week of term with hours on Sunday through Thursday, 8-10 P.M.

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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.

Winter Term 2014 Writing Center Work Schedule:

  • FIRST DAY: Sunday, January 12
  • LAST DAY: Thursday, April 3

Tutors:

  • Sunday: Michael Bronstein '15 (Psychology), Iva Weidenkeller '14 (English/Creative Writing/Women's and Gender Studies) and Madeline Thorpe '14 (English)

  • Monday: Ben Brams '15 (English) and Katie Lotterman '15 (English/Business Admin)

  • Tuesday: HIllary Cooper '14 (English/Teacher Ed/Poverty Studies) and Julia Murray '14 (English/Economics)

  • Wednesday:  Alex Retzolff '15 (History/Environmental Studies) and Ebony Bailey '14 (English/Art)

  • Thursday: Isabella Martin '14 (English/Creative Writing/Poverty Studies), Annie Persons '15 (English/Creative Writing), and Tom Wolff '14 (American Studies)

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.