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Center for Academic Support Home Page: Writing Center

Home page for the Center for Academic Support, Denver Campus

Hours and Location

New Booking Policy as of March 16 2020:

Please note, we have limited availability this term due to the rise of COVID-19 and the move to online courses. All Writing Center appointments will occur online until further notice. Two options are now available:

1. Students should submit work for review and critique to Smart Thinking using the guidelines found on this page. Smart Thinking is an excellent 24 hour tutoring service.

Smart Thinking Online Writing Center Apppointment

Smart Thinking is an online tutoring service that can provide feedback within 24 hours. It's best to use this service for specific aspects of your paper, such as grammar or an introduction.

Go to JWUlink > Academics > Academic Support Resources (menu on the right side of the page) > Smart Thinking and follow the easy instructions!

2. Students who wish to schedule more detailed individual sessions with Dr. Wells should email him at swells@jwu.edu for an appointment. Emails should include an attached Word .doc file of the assignment to be critiqued and three possible time and day options for videoconferencing. Sessions can be scheduled for 30, 45 or 60 minutes as needed.

Thank you for your understanding!

Previous Booking Information

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.

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

Contact us at 303-256-9461.

Hours: Monday-Friday until 5:00, by appointment.

 

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. 

Services for Faculty & Staff 2019-2020

The JWU-Denver Campus Writing Center

Services for Faculty & Staff 2019-2020

The Denver Campus Writing Center is pleased to announce that our services are available to the entire campus community! Writing Center consultations for staff and faculty are conducted through a non-hierarchical peer-collaborator model. Services include:

Undergraduate Assignment Advising. If you’re not receiving the quality of work you expect from your students, revising assignment instructions can help. Assignment instruction revisions can reduce instances of academic dishonesty and increase student engagement.

JWU Memo and Report Reviews. These sessions are available for staff and faculty who have been tasked with crafting institutional reports or proposal documents and would appreciate feedback before they are submitted.  This includes but is not limited to curriculum proposals, semester conversion materials, and other aspects of institutional administration. 

Graduate Application Letters and Documents. If you’re applying to programs in order to advance your own education and career, a consultation with the Writing Center can help you refine your personal or diversity statements, curriculum vitae and/or letter of application.

Graduate Assignment Planning and Research. Graduate coursework is a challenge for every student! Consultations are available for assistance with planning, outlining, researching and organizing graduate-level academic work including reading response assignments, preliminary “problem of practice” proposals, and even larger and more complex projects like literature reviews.

Graduate Assignment and Article Reviews. Not only will our staff assist you with the writing and research process, we will review your work before it is submitted! Assignment reviews can tackle anything from basic issues of clarity and style to the requirements of individual citation styles and beyond. Sessions are available for faculty crafting work as part of their own advanced degree and for those submitting work for publication.

Consultations for staff and faculty have already taken place this fall!   Appointments can be scheduled through Prof. Samuel Wells via email: times are not limited to the posted hours of the Writing Center.

Having Trouble Getting an Appointment?

Smart Thinking Online Writing Center Apppointments

  1. 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 > Academic Support Resources (menu on the right side of the page) > 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!

 

Online Appointments