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WE ARE HIRING! We are looking for qualified student applicants for several writing consultant positions to begin fall semester 2018. We encourage all students to apply, regardless of discipline or major, GPA, or first/home language. However, qualified applicants will be strong writers with excellent interpersonal communication skills and successful applications will demonstrate a thorough understanding of academic discourse and the conventions of effective writing in English.

You can download an application here: Writing Center Application Spring 2018. Submit your application in person at the writing center or via email (writing@plu.edu).

The due date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, March 7th. Please contact Dr. Scott Rogers (rogerssm@plu.edu) with any questions about the position.

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.

Four Ways to Make An Appointment

Walk in visitors are always welcome. We are in Mortvedt Library room 220 (on the 2nd floor). If you want to make sure that someone is available to help out, please make an appointment. You can do this by phone (ext. 8709), by email (writing@plu.edu), or by using our new online schedule. Click the button below to set up an appointment online.

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.