Who comes to the University Writing Center?
During the 2009-2010 academic year, the University Writing Center facilitated 4,797 consultations with writers of all stages and levels, freshman through graduate.
A common misconception is that the center is only for freshman students or for English classes.
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Sessions can cover brainstorming, outlining, developing a thesis, organizing, formatting, etc. Sessions can focus on academic papers, business letters, resumes, and other types of writing.
A couple are instructors but most are graduate and undergraduate staff who have gone through a training program. The model is Kenneth Bruffee's "community of like-minded peers."
The University Writing Center serves all CWU students. Because we tailor each session to what works for each student, appropriate accommodations are naturally made. The student leads the session and can ask for a specific method to be used, for instance, brainstorming on a computer instead of with pen and paper.
The IWCA statement on disabilities.
The Center for Disabilities Services webpage.
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