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Working on a proposal for the Race and Pedagogy National Conference?

Working on a proposal for the Race and Pedagogy National Conference?

Come learn more about writing effective conference proposals from Professors Julie Christoph and Renee Simms on 2/21 at noon! This workshop is open to the Tacoma community.

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Frederick Douglass Day!

Frederick Douglass Day!

We'll celebrate on Feb. 23, 9am to noon with a records transcribe-a-thon. Come to the CWLT ready to type! Click for more details.

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What do faculty like most about working with student writers?

What do faculty like most about working with student writers?

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Got a quick question?

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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Sound Writing Is Here!

Sound Writing Is Here!

Sound Writing, the new Puget Sound writing handbook, written by these three former writing advisors, is now online for everyone to use!

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GRE Study Hour

GRE Study Hour

4-5 Sundays in the CWLT, Join us for a GRE Prep Course


TAM Features CWLT Grads

TAM Features CWLT Grads

CWLT Grads Featured at Tacoma Art Museum. Click for details.

CWLT Grads Featured at Tacoma Art Museum

CWLT presenters at the European Writing Centers conference

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!

Center for Writing, Learning, & Teaching

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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 (such as an essay, lab report, creative writing, artist statement, etc.), 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 multilingual 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.
  • Faculty consultants who work with students who are writing personal statements for post-graduate opportunities such as graduate school, professional school, or post-graduate fellowships.
  • 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. Study hours and workshops are offered as well, supporting more targeted audiences such as GRE test-takers.

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, subject tutor, or academic consultant, 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.