The PLU Writing Center is closed until Feb, 21st. If you need to see a writing consultant during the first two weeks of spring semester, please email writing@plu.edu to set up an “on call” meeting.

The PLU Writing Center is is hiring! We are looking for up to 8 qualified student applicants to begin in fall 2017 (with some training/orientation work during spring semester). If you are interested in applying, please pick up a paper application in the writing center or download an electronic copy here: Writing Center Application Spring 2017

Applications are do by 5pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. We will accept print or electronic applications. If you have any questions, contact Scott Rogers at rogerssm@plu.edu or 253-535-7985.

What is the Writing Center?

The PLU Writing Center is a resource for all PLU writers and teachers of writing. Because we believe that all writers, whether novice or professional, benefit from feedback, our mission is to provide a site that fosters a writing community. The Writing Center is a place for active learning, so papers are never simply dropped off or sent for review. Instead, our services are designed to provide feedback to writers at every stage in the writing process. A student may bring an assignment, an idea, or a draft to the center, located in Library 220, where they consult one-on-one with trained peer writing consultants.

Come on by

Walk in visitors are welcome. If you want to make sure that someone is available to help out, please make an appointment. Check out the link to the left for more information on appointments.

Our emphasis is on helping students become better writers, rather than on “fixing” individual pieces of writing, so we work to make sessions as conversational as possible. Consultants also assist in the editing process by sharing with writers proofreading strategies, ways to identify patterns of error, and ways to utilize handbooks and other writers’ resources. We offer feedback on papers composed for any academic discipline, as well as help with resumes, job application letters, and graduate school applications. Both the consultants and director are available to faculty for feedback on designing writing assignments and on facilitating successful peer review.