Writing Center

About Us

The Writing Center offers individual and group tutorial assistance on any college writing task, from papers and lab reports in any stage of completion to resumes and application essays. The Center is directed by an English Department faculty member and staffed by professional writers and instructors as well as students from various major and minor fields chosen for their superior writing and teaching skills.

We welcome students of all abilities. As communicators ourselves, we understand that words need to resonate with others. We improve as writers and speakers by learning how the choices we make affect our audience. Effective communication requires an audience, especially one capable of responding thoughtfully, asking good questions, and offering helpful suggestions. Our consultants strive to be such an audience.

We do not proofread or edit student work; rather, we help students analyze and strengthen their own composing process, so they become more articulate and confident. In keeping with the Honor System, students who use our service must acknowledge Writing Center help on any project they submit for a grade.

For More Information

Contact Professor Bill Oliver, Coordinator of the Writing Center, at oliverb@wlu.edu.