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Set up a writing center promotional visit

September 6, 2012

The CSU Writing Center is dedicated to providing advice and resources at every stage of the writing process. Our goal is to engage our community in conversations about writing.

Beginning with writers’ needs and concerns, we use our knowledge and expertise to enhance writers’ understanding of a variety of rhetorical issues, such as purpose, audience, style, and conventions. We strive to help writers develop the confidence to make effective writing choices in any writing situation. In these ways, we support the shared goal of writing centers everywhere to help to create better writers, not just better writing.

We work with the students, faculty, and staff of CSU and with members of the local community. Writers of all backgrounds from all over the world use our services. Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, ESL, or nontraditional student, our consultants have expertise in a variety of disciplines and for a variety of audiences. Writers are welcome to bring in writing of any genre or discipline—composition papers, lab reports, dissertations, posters, websites, and more—at any stage in the writing process. Whether you are brainstorming for ideas, conducting research, or revising a draft for the third time, a Writing Center consultant can assist you.

Various consultations available

We offer walk-in consultation, online consultation, Writing Center Tutorials (WCTs), promotional classroom visits, and course collaborations. If your class features a writing component or you feel your students could benefit from one-on-one consultations to improve their writing, please consider a promotional visit for any class. We would love to come and tell your class more about how the Writing Center can support their diverse writing assignments. These brief visits, given by a writing consultant, introduce students to the services the Writing Center offers, including consultations both in person and online. The presentations take between 5-10 minutes, and they may be scheduled at your convenience.

Course collaboration

Additionally, instructors in writing-intensive courses can request a course collaboration. Consultants familiarize themsevles with class assignments and work closely with student writers to help them succeed in the course. If you are interested in our services, please contact Katie Loewen, assistant director, at (970) 491-0222.

Feel free to visit during our daytime operating hours in Eddy Hall, Rm. 6, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and remind your students to bring a copy of their assignments with them!

Contact: Katie Loewen
Phone: (970) 491- 0222