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Center for Academic Support Home Page: Writing Center

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Hours and Location

Winter Term Hours!

We're located in the Center for Academic Support on the first level of the Academic Center. 

Contact us at 303-256-9461.

Hours:

M          11:00 am – 7:30 pm

T         10:00 am – 3:00 pm

W        10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Th       10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please click on the 'book now' button to see availability and to make an appointment.

New Booking Policy:

Please note, we have limited availability this term. In order to help us better serve all students, be sure to cancel any appointments you are not able to attend before the scheduled time. If a student misses two appointments, their ability to schedule future appointments with the writing center may be limited.

Welcome to the Writing Center

The Writing Center's goal is to help clients not only improve on a single draft, but also to help develop skills that allow them to become better writers and critical thinkers as well as feel more confident in their own writing process.

Trained writing consultants provide one-on-one consultations at any stage in the writing process-- brainstorming to the final paper! We assist with any kind of writing, including:

  • essay assignments
  • application letters
  • resumes
  • creative writing
  • personal statements
  • presentations

The Writing Center's services are free and open to JWU faculty, staff, and students. 

Having Trouble Getting an Appointment?

Our hours are limited this term, but we're committed to helping each and every student. If you're unable to get an appointment, try the following options:

  1. Make an appointment for a future date.
    1. Make an appointment online or by visiting CAS, and you’ll be guaranteed time with a trained consultant.
  2. Set up a group appointment.
    1. If you and your classmates have similar questions, meet with one of our consultants as a group. 
  3. Check out Resources for Students under the Writing Center tab.
  4. Email Dr. Rado at drado@jwu.edu .
  5. Submit your paper to Smart Thinking.
    1. Smart Thinking is an online tutoring service that can provide limited feedback within 24 hours. It's best to use this service for specifics aspects of your paper, such as grammar or an introduction.
    2. Go to JWUlink > Academics > Online 24/7: Smart Thinking 

What to expect

Consultations last approximately 20 - 45 minutes.

In order to best help you in that time, please bring the following materials:

  • Your assignment sheet
  • The most recent draft of your paper
  • Any comments your professor has given you
  • Any outside sources you used
  • Any specific questions you may have about the paper

We'll provide:

  • A trained writing professional to give you individual attention to you and your assignment
  • A collaborative one-on-one environment to help you write the best paper possible
  • Considerate and generative feedback

Make an Appointment!

Make an appointment with a Writing Center consultant! 

Make an Online Appointment

 

Online Appointments

While we believe it’s best to meet with a consultant in person, we know many students have responsibilities on and off campus. To accommodate these students, we are now offering online consultations. To set up an online consultation:

  • You must have a gmail account, though a Google+ account is preferred so you can use the video chat features. 
  • When you schedule an appointment, please note in the Memo section this is an online appointment. 
  • Before your appointment:
    • Email a copy of your most recent draft to johnsonwalesdenverwc@gmail.com.
    • In the subject line put your full name and appointment date/time.
    • If you do not have a draft copy, send us a copy of the assignment.
    • Make sure your account is ready for a video chat.
    • Download the necessary plugins.
    • Select johnsonwalesdenverwc@gmail.com 
    • Click on the camera icon to begin the conference. 

Currently, we only offer online appointments during our normal business hours. If you have any questions, call the Center for Academic Support at (303) 256 - 9461.