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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.

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

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National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

Congratulations to CWLT peer tutors and writing advisors Kazu Suzuki, Kristen Lane, Austin Scharff, and Nakisha Renée Jones, who presented their research in Salt Lake City at NCPTW (National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing)! You did a great job representing Puget Sound!

And the winner is. . . .

Alex McNeil for his winning six-word memoir, pictured here! Congratulations also go to Cole Mauter for honorable mention: "It ain't a left-handed world." Happy National Day on Writing, everyone!

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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Race and Pedagogy Highlight

Among the many highlights of the Race and Pedagogy conference, students from the CWLT and from director Julie Christoph's English 372 class met in a small group with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., to talk about pursuing dreams, rap, cultural appropriation, and Signifyin(g)--among other topics…

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

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 2015 calendar year. Click here to learn more.

Writing Excellence Competition

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Learning Support Services

The Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching also supports students as they learn the many unspoken "rules" of college: how to better advocate for themselves with faculty, how to be proactive in their use of time, how to develop more strategic approaches to reading, how to study effectively for exams, how to set up a planner, and other skills that, while important, don't fit neatly within a single discipline. We can even help you with your email etiquette and just how to word that tricky request to your professor! 

Peer Academic Consultants are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies. Our Peer Academic Consultants are available to meet with students individually to help problem-solve academic challenges involving more than one issue or class, and to help them connect with the network of free Puget Sound academic support services. Academic consultants are not private coaches: they are not assigned to specific students and cannot meet on an on-going basis as part of an academic improvement plan or maintenance for executive functioning impairments. They can, however, help make some of the expectations of college academics more explicit and teach specific skills that students can later use on their own. To make an appointment, call 253.879.3395 or stop by Howarth 105 in person. 

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.