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.  Open evenings on the main floor of Leyburn Library (Room M11), the Center is direct­ed by an English Department faculty member and staffed by juniors and seniors in various major and minor fields chosen for their superior writing and teaching abili­ties. 

Writing tutors do not proof­read or edit student work; rather, they help students analyze and strengthen their own writing process so they become more articulate and confi­dent.  In keeping with the Honor System, students who come 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:

Contact Names & More Information

For more information, contact Professor Kary Smout in Washington Hall 112, via email at smoutk@wlu.edu, or via phone at 458-8979.

SPRING TERM:   During Spring Term the Writing Center is not open regular hours.  Instead, tutors are available for individual conferences by appointment.