Welcome to the Writing Center

For the 2023-2024 school year, the PLU Writing Center is offering a combination of in-person and virtual writing consultations to students who are on and off campus.

Book an appointment and choose an appointment time using the button below. After you’ve selected a 30 or 60-minute appointment, your consultant will get in touch as soon as possible to arrange a format for the meeting.

For in-person meetings, we are located on the second floor of the Mortvedt Library. If you take the main staircase to the right, and then turn left, we are in the back corner of the second floor.

Typically for virtual appointments, we use Google meetings or Zoom while looking together at a shared google doc version of your paper.

If you have any questions, please email (writing@plu.edu).

IMPORTANT: Please try to schedule appointments at least 24 hours in advance to allow for coordination with your consultant. However, you do not need to share your paper until the time of the appointment.

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.

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.