Undergraduate Writing Center
At the heart of the Undergraduate Writing Center is a free, walk-in, para-professional, peer tutoring service that serves all undergraduates with any type of writing at any stage of the writing process.
All students are welcome and no appointments are necessary.
In the Writing Center, administrators and consultants are committed to inclusive pedagogy. We regularly participate in professional development regarding cultural awareness and sensitivity, and we study the intersections of writing centers and critical theories to deepen our understanding of the students we serve and the strategies we employ. Additionally, we use frameworks such as critical literacy, contrastive rhetoric, and rhetorical listening as we aim to enact a pedagogy of belonging.
Learn more about our Writing Center, consultants, services, and collective life by reading our newsletter, Active Voices. The first issue is coming April 2017.
Summer 2017 Hours
Interested in being a writing consultant?
The Writing Center is staffed by WSU students from all disciplines who enjoy talking about writing, collaborating with peers, and supporting the development of their fellow students as writers and engaged learners.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a writing consultant should contact Brooklyn Walter in Smith CUE 303.
The Undergraduate Writing Center …
- offers support to students with any paper, from any class, and in any discipline
- is staffed by undergraduates trained to assist writers from all backgrounds and disciplines as they write for college and for life
- promotes student agency and strives to support students as they navigate the challenges of reading, writing, and thinking in college
- values diversity and the multiplicity of student discourse, and aims to mediate the expectations of the discourses present at the university
- uses dialogue as the venue for assisting students in their endeavors.
With the help of peer consultants, writers gain the confidence and skills to …
- review assignments to better understand them and brainstorm possible responses
- consider the expectations of the assignment, professor, and university
- evaluate and choose among strategies to develop and revise drafts
- discuss general and specific ways to meet the expectations of writing at the college level
- learn about and how to access resources.
Online Tutorial Service
Can’t make it to campus to meet with a tutor? Visit our eTutoring.org page for information about an online service that is available at no cost to all WSU students: eTutoring
We also recommend the Purdue Online Writing Lab for a quick reference for composing, revising, end editing your own essays, and for help with citation: The Purdue Owl
Small-Group Writing Collaboratives
Are you taking a writing intensive course this semester? A one-credit writing group may be the perfect complement.
Follow this link to see how a group collaborative could benefit you: Group Collaboratives
All workshops are held in CUE 402G.
Contact Rachel Sanchez for details, to create and/or schedule a workshop, and for upcoming dates: firstname.lastname@example.org