Welcome to the Writing Center!
The Writing Center is a collaborate space where students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to discuss and improve writing. Our consultants are highly trained graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of majors. We assist clients with any stage of the writing process – from brainstorming to making final edits – and we encourage clients to make appointments early in their writing process. Our consultants can help with any kind of writing, including class papers, presentations, group projects, resumes and cover letters, and creative writing work. In addition to one-on-one appointments, we hold regular workshops, social events, and Write-In Days to provide students a place to learn about writing and meet our fantastic consultants. And, the center can be used as a study space too! We have computers, comfy chairs, and lots of candy to help you be productive. Finally, remember that all of our appointments can be held in-person or online. If a client cannot come into the center, he or she can chat with us through our WConline system.
All clients must make 30-min or 60-min appointments ahead of time and each is allowed two hours of writing center assistance per week. To make an appointment, go to MyCLU and click on the YELLOW writing center button. Choose an open slot (the white ones!) and register for the appointment. During the Fall and Spring semesters, we are open M-Th from 10am-8pm, F from 10am-2pm, and Sunday from 2pm-6pm. In the summer, we are open M-Th from 12-6pm. You can find us inside Pearson Library in the Room #132 (look for the green wall straight back from the entrance!). We look forward to meeting all of you soon!
Writing Center Objectives
- Engage ongoing and progressive conversations about teaching and learning writing outside the classroom and in the community.
- Help students to identify and determine higher-order concerns and lower-order concerns; identify global concerns before sentence-level concerns.
- Develop sensitivity of different rhetorical contexts and see writing as culturally and contextually defined.
- Offer assistance and positive/constructive feedback for all writing projects at any stage of development, from brainstorming topics to thoughts on final drafts.
- Promote writing as a scholarly conversation and an expression of personal creativity
- Develop stronger audience awareness
- Aid students in discovering their strengths and weaknesses as writers
- Assist students in developing the initiative to pursue future conversations about writing
- Demonstrate writing to learn; writing to communicate; writing to discover
- Enhance literacies and writing skills essential for individual life and social justice
- Promote multi-literacies and new media in written communication practices
- Make writing-related resources available to the Cal Lutheran community
Events & Workshops
We regularly hold events and workshops on various topics — but all designed to help you become a better writer.
We've put together an extensive collection of online resources for your reference. Find the answers you need quickly!
Our resources are for all students! If you are a graduate student, don't hesitate to make an appointment to meet with us.