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The Writing Center is conducting remote and in-person sessions this fall.  Writers can reserve a session a week ahead of time beginning August 22nd.

Fifty-minute appointments can be scheduled up to seven days in advance; visitors are permitted two appointments per week.

Fall 2022 Schedule

  • Opening Day: August 29, 2022
  • Closed for Labor Day: September 5, 2022
  • Closed for Fall Break: November 20 - November 27, 2022
  • Last Day: December 13, 2022

 

What to Expect from a Writing Center Appointment

Sessions are free and open to all CU students. No appointment is necessary. We welcome writing projects from any subject and at any stage of the writing process from brainstorming/planning through revision. We also assist with self-editing and citation.

You’ll discuss your writing with a professionally trained writing consultant who will help you to clarify your thoughts and to convey them more effectively to readers. You’ll also develop awareness of your process, decision making, and opportunities as a writer to sharpen your judgment and improve your confidence when planning, drafting, revising, and self-editing.

At the beginning of your session:

  1. We’ll ask about your

  • assignment requirements (or document’s intended purpose);
  • readers’ informational needs, expectations, and attitudes;
  • writing process and timeline;
  • learning priorities
  1. You’ll help us devise a realistic agenda for your 50-minute session, and

  • choose whether we read your writing aloud or silently;
  • receive reader-centered feedback and advice;
  • note changes you wish to make to your paper; and
  • learn how to use self-editing and citation techniques and resources.
  1. At the end of your session, you’ll

  • Review revision and editing strategies;
  • receive tip sheets and links to online writing resources;
  • create a revision “to-do” list;
  • schedule a follow-up session (when desired and available); and,
  • complete a three-minute exit survey to share your thoughts about the session.