Welcome! Our mission is to help students improve their writing and editing skills in order to become more effective and confident writers. We provide support for any type of project, in any discipline, at any level, from beginning to advanced, and are happy to help with any writing questions or queries.
The Writing Center is located in the Guarini building, just off the Lemon Tree Courtyard and next to the Secchia computer lab.
What we do:
We offer free, one-hour consultations to all JCU students on:
• brainstorming, choosing a topic, developing research questions;
• formulating a thesis, building an argument, drafting, and revising;
• grammar, organization, clarity and style;
• evaluating and integrating source information;
• MLA/APA documentation and formatting;
• writing statements of purpose/personal statements, cover letters and resumes/CVs.
The Writing Center does not proofread or correct papers. Instead, we promote a collaborative effort between tutor and tutee that results in effective writing.
Plan your visit
Students may make appointments twice per week. Beyond that, students can attend appointments on a walk-in basis.
Please arrive ON TIME for your appointment. Students who arrive late may lose their appointment if another student arrives. Please come to your appointment well-prepared. Bring assignment guidelines, drafts, and/or graded papers with professors' comments, and come with specific questions in mind.
Please do not cancel your appointment. In the event of an emergency where you absolutely must cancel your appointment, look at your appointment confirmation email and follow the link to cancel the appointment. If you encounter problems using this link, email the Writing Center ([email protected]) at least 24 hours in advance so that another student can be scheduled at this time. Students who fail to do so and/or who repeatedly cancel may lose the option of making appointments at the Center.