Writing Center expands services, relocates from Taylor Hall to library

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Writing Center expands services, relocates from Taylor Hall to library

Sep 6, 2018

The Writing Center at Western Colorado University moved from the first floor of Taylor Hall this summer to the first floor of the Leslie J. Savage Library. Western’s Writing Center, where all members of the campus community can go for support in their academic writing endeavors, is located in Room 122 of the library.

While the Writing Center will continue to accept walk-ins, students can also schedule 25- or 50-minute appointments. New this year: an online appointment system that allows students to make or change appointments. The system, which can be found at western.edu/writingcenter starting mid-September, also issues text and email reminders.

Also new this year is the option for each student once per semester to submit up to 1,000 words for critique and feedback without an in-person consultation.

“We’re very excited to help students at any stage of the writing process,” Writing Center director Liz Smith said. “Students can receive peer-to-peer guidance without having written a single word, or we can help polish a nearly completed paper. We hope the changes we’ve made this year will help more students access this free campus resource.”

The Writing Center opens for the 2018-19 academic year Monday, Sept 10. It can be found on the first floor of the library adjacent to the recently relocated Office of Career Services and Peer Academic Leaders (PALS) office.

For Writing Center hours, online reservations and more information, visit western.edu/writingcenter.

Story by Bryan Boyle, Marketing Communications. Photo by Taylor Cull.