Writing Center

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 opens in Week 3 of term and runs through finals. If you are having trouble finding a spot, remember that new appointments open daily.

The Writing Center has moved to the second floor of the Frohring campus. All in-person meetings this term will take place there. See the writing center's Spring 2024 schedule.

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

We are located in the Critelli Annex.

Visit policy
Students may make appointments twice per week, but not back to back. Beyond those two, 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 prepare for your appointment. Print out two copies of your draft and possibly the assignment guidelines 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.

Schedule an appoinTment

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Writing Center Staff

Professor Fenella Collins-Smith
Professor Jonathan Jones
Professor Tara Keenan (Center Coordinator)
Professor Lewis Klausner
Professor Jordan McCord
Professor Mattia Maglione 
Professor Effie Quattrociocchi
Professor Andrew Rutt
Professor Lauren Sunstein