The Writing Center
The CU-Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision. Writing Center sessions strive to address writers' stated needs while attending to relevant disciplinary, rhetorical, grammatical, and stylistic concerns. Consultants provide feedback and advice that promote writers' abilities to communicate successfully and think critically in response to complex, evolving expectations of readers in academia, the workplace, and society.
- Save time by learning more effective writing techniques
- Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination
- Improve your argumentative impact, organization, and clarity
- Strengthen your revision and self-editing skills
- Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism
Services are FREE to CU students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Fall 2016 (through December 13th 2016; closed November 21-25 for Fall Break)
|Monday - Thursday||09:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday||09:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
Booking Norlin Appointments
Norlin Writing Center sessions must be reserved with an appointment. We recommend making your reservations at least five days in advance. Appointments can be made in person or online. Once you've registered with our scheduling site, you can log on to view and reserve appointments up to seven days in advance. If you're having difficulty finding an appointment time, please stop by to see the office manager about possible same-day openings and special advance booking.
C4C and Williams Village North Walk-in Hours
Fall 2016 Walk-in Hours (through 12/4*)
|Monday||6:00-9:00 PM||C4C N351A|
|Tuesday||7:00-9:00 PM||C4C N351A|
|Wednesday||6:00-9:00 PM||C4C N351A|
|7:00-9:00 PM||Will Vill North 166B|
|Sunday||1:00-4:00 PM||C4C N351A|
No appointment is necessary. Thirty and fifty-minute sessions are free to current CU-Boulder students and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (*Closed for Fall Break 11/19-27)
Writers' Lounges in Residence Halls(evening walk-in hours)
Fall 2016 (through December 13th 2016; closed November 20-27 for Fall Break)
|Athens Court North||Community Room||Sunday||1-5 PM|
|Business Library||KOBL 200C||Tuesday||10 AM-2 PM|
|KOBL 200C||Wednesday||9 AM-12 PM|
|Kittredge Central North||N221||Thursday||5-8 PM|
Graduate Writing Support (GWS)
Graduate students can seek writing advice and feedback by reserving fifty-minute sessions at our Norlin location. However, those who are regularly working on projects longer than 10-15 pages should inquire about participating in the Graduate Writing Support Program (GWS).
Thanks to generous assistance from the Graduate School, GWS offers specialized support for writing lengthy manuscripts such as dissertations, theses, and publications. Graduate writing specialists have training and experience in academic and professional writing and assist graduate writers from all disciplines. Sessions are intended to supplement adviser meetings by providing writing feedback and guidance from an outside academic reader’s perspective. GWS participants commit to regularly scheduled meetings for one or more semesters and submit work in advance of each session. This allows the consultant to provide a more thorough review and help the writer improve cogency, organization, analysis, and grammar and style. Past participants have mentioned that GWS is helpful for scaffolding project timelines and preparing for oral defenses and job talks.
The capacity of the GWS program is limited and requires an intake interview to ensure the project and writer’s needs match program objectives and resource availability. Please contact Annette at 303-735-6906 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Annette Mitchell, the Writing Center Manager, can be reached at 303-735-6906 or email@example.com for questions about the Graduate Writing Support Program, appointments, and arranging class visits and tours.
The Writing Center Director, Eric Klinger, can be reached at 303-492-1690 or firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries from faculty or administrators, and questions about becoming an undergraduate peer tutor, Writers’ Lounges, and employment opportunities.