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What is a Writing Center?
The Writing Center is a collaborative space where students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to discuss and improve writing. All undergraduate, graduate, and Bachelor's Degree for Professionals students are welcome to use our services. Our consultants are highly trained professional, graduate, and undergraduate tutors in a variety of majors.
What does a Writing Center do?
The Writing Center assists 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 writers a place to learn about writing and develop their skills. And, the center can be used as a study space too! We have computer stations, comfortable chairs, and lots of candy to help you be productive.
Do I Need an Appointment?
All clients must make appointments ahead of time. CLU students, staff, and faculty member are given a weekly total of two hours of Writing Center assistance per week (two one-hour appointments). To make an appointment, go to MyCLU or click on the link below. Choose any open slot (indicated in white) and register for the appointment. 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 chat system, speak over the phone, or join a Zoom meeting.
Writing Center Objectives
- Generate a culture of writing on campus. Engage ongoing and progressive conversations about teaching and learning writing outside the classroom and in the community.
- Help students and faculty to identify and determine global and local writing concerns. Revise global writing concepts before sentence-level issues.
- Develop sensitivity of different rhetorical contexts, and see writing as culturally and contextually defined.
- Offer assistance with positive and constructive feedback for all writing projects at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming topics to revisions on final drafts.
- Demonstrate writing as a process that can be personalized and developed over time.
- Promote writing as a scholarly conversation and encourage expressions of personal creativity.
- Develop stronger audience awareness and genre writing conventions.
- Support students in discovering their strengths and weaknesses as writers.
- Assist students in developing the initiative to pursue future conversations about writing.
- Demonstrate writing as a tool. Display 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; all of them are designed to help you become a stronger writer.
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Our resources are for all students! If you are a graduate student, don't hesitate to make an appointment to meet with us.