The Center for Writing & Learning promotes collaboration, curiosity, and critical thinking among peers. We support the campus community in the pursuit of their academic and pedagogic goals, fostering a thoughtful learning community in which people with different experiences, values, and perspectives can grow together.
The Center for Writing and Learning is open for appointments starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
Students can book their own 50-minute tutoring appointments via WCOnline–our online scheduler! All you have to do is gain access/create a WCOnline account. Our hope is that this will provide you with a more quick and easy booking experience. Follow the links below to start booking your own appointments!
See our Guide for New WCOnline Users for step-by-step instructions to booking your appointment.
Just as a reminder, students are also welcome to 1) call us at 253.879.3404, 2) email us at email@example.com or 3) stop by Howarth 105 to make appointments.
*Alumni looking to meet with a Faculty Consultant should either call, email or stop by Howarth 105 to make their appointment.
Don't have an appointment? Or just have a quick question? Subject tutors and writing advisors hold weekly drop-in hours for students to come and talk about their work without making an appointment. Follow the links below to view tutor bios and hours.
Core Services & Appointments
Appointments are usually held in-person in Howarth 109, though we also offer online appointments through Zoom or Google Meet upon request.
Writing Advisors who are 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 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.
Sound Writing, a comprehensive online writing handbook—written by Puget Sound students in consultation with Puget Sound faculty—that offers advice on writing process, research, grammar, and style to help students develop the socially conscious and “sound” writing that is at the heart of a Puget Sound education.
Writing advisors and subject tutors also hold weekly drop-in hours, for which no appointment is needed. Drop-in hour times are listed with writing advisor and subject tutor staff profiles.
Our Space in Howarth 109
We offer a calm and relaxed space for all undergraduate and graduate students to work and study during CWL open hours including evenings and weekends. Students can take advantage of a number of resources while in our space. More specifically, our space will offer you
A range of study resources, including books and handouts on writing, as well as the style manuals for APA, MLA, and Chicago.
Computers, sofas, printers, study tables, and de-stress toys to use while completing course assignments
Workshops on writing, reading, personal statements and general college success skills
Annual student-wide events such as the Long Night Against Procrastination and the Writing Marathon where tutors offer drop-ins to support students during midterms and final exams.