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Summer in the CWLT

The CWLT is open for limited hours during Summer I classes, and the office is open 9-5 most days as we work on projects and prepare for 2014-2015. If you have a question, feel free to call 253.879.3395!


Next year in the CWLT

Before we said our goodbyes to the graduating seniors in the CWLT, we also said hello to next year's fabulous peer tutors and writing advisors. Here we are at a meeting of the outgoing and incoming student staff. Come meet the new staff in the fall!


Congratulations to the 2014 Writing Excellence Winners!

We warmly congratulate this year’s winners of the Writing Excellence competition, and we thank the faculty members who helped to judge the entries. These prizes recognize and encourage the achievement of the highest standards of excellence in writing at Puget Sound.

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fond farewell

We bid a fond farewell to Carola Saalmueller, of the University of Tubingen, Germany. Carol was a writing advisor in residence at the CWLT for the month of March, during which she studied our writing center--and we had some fun intercultural exchanges, including this one at Chalet Bowl.


Check out our new 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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Pi(e) Day!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for pi(e) on 3.14! Many people made attempts at the pi recitation, but no one came near Chiyojo Newsum's record 143 digits! Most of us were more successful at eating the 20 pies stacked in the photo here. Yum!


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 Mon-Thurs from 3-4, and other drop-in hours vary by discipline. Schedules are available below…

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National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing

Congratulations to writing advisor Jasmine Kaneshiro for presenting at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing in Tampa, Florida! The conference was attended by over 400 peer writing tutors and directors.


And the winner is. . .

Gianna Olson's "I take my coffee black now" won the first-ever CWLT six-word memoir contest in honor of the National Day on Writing. Honorable mentions were "Snow falls and I am seven again" by Dylan Russom and "I still travel to Neverland daily" by Amy Nichols. Congratulations! Write on.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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, “Wednesdays at 4” conversations, in-class workshops, and individual consultation with CWLT faculty.
  • Events such as the Long Night Against Procrastination and the Writing Marathon.

Learning 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, 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 peer 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.