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Open during Reading Period and Finals!

The CWLT is open during Reading Period and Finals, but we will have a different schedule. Check it out here!

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Writing Marathon

Finishing up your finals papers (or maybe just getting started)? Beginning at 6pm Monday and Tuesday (12.5 and 12.6), stop by to see a writing advisor. First-come, first-served, but as long as you are here before 10pm, you are guaranteed a reader!

Writing Excellence Competition

The Writing Excellence prizes are awarded annually to encourage and reward good writing in all disciplines. A total of ten prizes ($250 each) will be awarded for papers written in the 2016 calendar year. Click here to learn more.

Writing Excellence Competition

Got a quick question?

There are drop-in hours for almost any academic question you might have, from how to conjugate "rire," to how a Taylor series works, to how to cite an essay in APA format. Writing drop-in hours are Sun-Thurs from 3-4, and other drop-in hours vary by discipline. Schedules are available below…

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CWLT presenters at the European Writing Centers conference

Congratulations to Julie Christoph, Kieran O'Neil, Kristen Lane, and Cody Chun for their very successful presentations at the European Writing Centers Association conference in Łódź, Poland!

Rachael Shelden wins Excellence in Action Award

Our own Rachael Shelden, Learning Support Services Coordinator, won the Excellence in Action Award at Friday's Staff Recognition Luncheon.

Julie Christoph is featured on the WLN blog, talking about NCPTW

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What do writing advisors do after graduation?

Jasmine Kaneshiro '14 writes, "I can't say enough how much my experience as a writing advisor has helped me in nursing school. Other nursing students are uncomfortable with long silences with patients, but I am unfazed, and I realized it's because of my experience in CWLT appointments!"

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Check out our blog: Peering In!

Learn fun facts about the disciplines you study, read cool study tips, and hear about what writing advisors and peer tutors do outside of the Center--all on our student-written blog: Peering In.

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GRE Study Hour

3-4 Sundays in the CWLT, Join us for a GRE Prep Course

Center for Writing, Learning, & Teaching

Request an Appointment Tutoring Schedules Writing Advisor Schedules

The mission of the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching is to support faculty in their teaching and to provide opportunities for all Puget Sound students to achieve their academic goals.

Our services include:

  • Writing Advisors who are selected through a rigorous application process and who are specially trained to help students get started on a paper, organize their thoughts, or improve their editing skills.
  • Subject Tutors in a wide range of subjects who are nominated by professors in their disciplines and who are specially trained to help students individually or in small groups.
  • Language Partners who work with multi-lingual students to help them navigate the conventions and quirks of academic English writing.
  • Academic Consultants who are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies
  • Classes that help students improve their reading efficiency.
  • Workshops on writing personal statements for graduate and professional school applications.
  • Resources for writers, including books and handouts on writing, as well as the style manuals for APA, MLA, and Chicago.
  • Computers for students to use when writing papers and online assignments.
  • Teaching and learning resources for faculty members, including books and journals, “Wednesdays at 4” conversations, in-class workshops, and individual consultation with CWLT faculty.
  • Events such as the Long Night Against Procrastination, Pi Day, the Writing Marathon, and the Drop-in Derby.

Additionally, to coordinate other programs and services that support student success, the Center works closely with many academic departments and offices on campus, including Academic Advising, Fellowships, Health Professions Advising, International Programs, the Registrar's Office, and Student Accessibility and Accommodation.

To make an appointment

to work with a writing advisor, go to Howarth 109, fill out this online request form, or call 253.879.3404.

to work with a subject tutor, go to Howarth 109, fill out this online request form, or call 253.879.3404.

Events at the CWLT

Check out special events at the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching.