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Welcome to the Writing Center!
Peer tutoring is available both in person and via Zoom Sundays through Thursdays, 3-10 pm. Appointments are also available with the Center’s director, John Holzwarth. Scroll down for more information about both options.
NOTE: Peer tutoring will be closed Oct. 7-8 for Fall Break, but will be open on Sunday, Oct. 10.
We can assist you with many aspects of writing, including:
- conceiving ideas for a paper (please feel free to meet with us even before you have a draft)
- writing a strong thesis statement
- developing a clear and logical structure
- finding support for an argument
- developing creativity and finding your “voice” as an author
- honing your writing process to make it more productive
- proofreading skills and basic mechanics
- proper citation
Above all, we are deeply committed to the belief that everyone can learn to craft clear, thoughtful, and even elegant prose. Please come see us, because writing skills will serve you far beyond Lewis & Clark, not just in your career, but in living a reflective life and advocating with a voice in the things that matter most to you.
How to Get Help
There are two ways to work with us:
Drop-in Peer Tutoring
The peer tutors are friendly, talented students who are trained to offer a patient ear and a lot of good advice about succeeding on academic papers. No appointment is needed — just visit our office on the main floor of Watzek Library and sign in using the link below. If you prefer, you can also sign in remotely for a consultation on Zoom. Drop-in hours are Sundays through Thursdays, 3-10 pm. To learn more about peer tutoring or to sign in, click the links below.
Appointments with John
You are invited to schedule an appointment with John Holzwarth, director of the Writing Center, to discuss anything at all related to your writing. Bring a draft of a paper you’re working on, come debrief on something you’ve gotten back from a professor, or come in to discuss challenges with productivity and getting writing done. Just plan ahead, because appointments are limited. To learn more or make an appointment, click below.
Where to Find Us
The Writing Center is located on the main floor of Watzek Library, just past the computer carrels and behind the reference books.