Center for Writing, Learning, & Teaching
Finish Strong at the Writing Marathon
On the evenings before the last two days of classes, there's no need to make an appointment to get last-minute feedback on your writing assignments. May 6 and 7, writing advisors will be available to meet with you on a first-come, first-served basis from 6-10 p.m. Come stop by, eat some snacks, and finish your end-of-semester writing assignments with confidence!
Come one, come all to the the first annual Drop-In Derby, brought to you by the peer tutors at the Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching. Stop by the CWLT from 3-6pm on Thursday, May 9th and Friday, May 10th for reading period drop-in hours with peer tutors from across the disciplines. Check out our fliers around campus for details about the drop-in hours in your discipline, and make sure to visit us in Howarth 109 for help with your final exams. Coffee and study snacks will be provided.
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing
Congratulations to writing advisors Ariana Scott-Zechlin, Chelsea Clark, Sean Butorac, Shani Cohen, and Kelli Conley for presenting their research at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing! The conference was in Chicago, Nov. 2-4 and was attended by 527 peer writing tutors and directors from around the country.
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.
- Peer 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.
- Accommodations for students with disabilities.
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, as well as when using adaptive equipment.
Teaching and learning resources for faculty members, including books and journals, “Wednesday at 4” conversations, in-class workshops, and individual consultation with CWLT faculty.
- Events such as the Long Night Against Procrastination and the Writing Marathon.
Academic Support Services
To coordinate 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, and the Registrar's Office.