Writing Center

What can the Writing Center help me with?
The Writing Center helps current SPU undergrads at any stage of writing a paper.  Whether you have a complete draft or nothing written at all, we will teach you strategies for coming up with ideas, organizing them, and refining them.

Do I need an appointment? 
No. The Writing Center takes drop-ins anytime we are open. You're welcome to stay and write too--make yourself at home, write, and ask one of staff if you have a question about anything writing related.

Where is the Writing Center?
We're on the main floor of Ames Library in Room 103. Go in the main doors of library, turn left, and there we are.

When are you open?
From week 2 to week 10 of the quarter, we're open Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and in the evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Writing Center is closed summer quarter and during finals week.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Bring as much or as little as you like.  If you have a draft of your essay, bring that.  You might also want to bring the assignment sheet and any books or research materials you've been working with.

How can I contact the Writing Center?
Send us an email at writingcenter@spu.edu.

How are Writing Assistants chosen?
Writing Assistants are hired in the spring for a one-year renewable appointment beginning the following fall.  All Writing Assistants take a one-credit, year-long course while on staff (WRI 2930, "Methods for Writing Assistants").  If you are interested in becoming a Writing Assistant, contact Dr. Peter Wayne Moe, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Campus Writing, at moep@spu.edu.