Writing Center

Need help with a paper, essay, or writing assignment? Meet with one of our consultants for free and without an appointment!

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Contact the Writing Center

TransAlta Commons Room 301
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday (until Dec. 2)

After hours assistance in the Kirk Library: 4-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday until Dec. 2

Can't come to campus to meet with a consultant? Get feedback by submitting your paper to the Writing Center through your Student Portal!

Submit Papers Online

  1. Visit the Student Portal
  2. Log in with your student email address and password
  3. Click on the Writing Center link on the left side of the screen
  4. Find the Writing Center Dropbox near the middle of the page and follow the instructions on the screen


Writing Resources

We Encourage Each Student to:

  • Be prepared to actively participate in the learning process.
  • Bring any materials (such as any handouts, books, drafts, or notes) thatmight be useful in a session.
  • Ask questions. Consultants are willing to explain a concept several times and in different ways.
  • Be the author of the paper. The consultant will provide suggestions, but the student makes the final decision about waht is in the writing.
  • Start a paper as early as possible so there is time to complete the assignement and revise it.
  • Try out different consultants to find one that is a good fit.

We Encourage Each Consultant to:

  • Be available to students who are looking for help and actively listen to student questions.
  • Create a positive learning environment by being professional, polite, and approachable.
  • Look first for those errors that will affect an essay on a global level before looking for sentence-level errors.
  • Continue to improve and learn new skills that might help students.
  • Model important learning skills by consulting resources when he or she does not know the answer to a student's question.
  • Encourage open communication between a student and an instructor when the student has a question about grades or instructor expectations.