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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


The Writing Center

Information for ALL Students

The Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to undergraduate and graduate students. In the Center, trained Professional Writing Consultants offer help with writing of all kinds, including essays, proposals, dissertations, resumes, and scholarship applications.

Writing Center sessions are intended to help you become a better writer. While we usually help with a particular composition, our goal is to teach writers skills that will strengthen their writing abilities.

that consultants will not assist students with take-home exams unless we have received faculty permission in advance. Faculty can call or email the Center at any point in the semester to do this.

ABOUT GROUPS: Students working on group projects are welcome to attend Writing Center sessions together. If only one group member attends, however, consultants will only be able to assist with "global concerns" that relate to the entire project -- for example, organization, transitions, stylistic consistency and citations. More "local" or sentence-level concerns will require individual appointments for each group member. Questions or concerns about this policy should be discussed with the Director or Assistant Director.

What You Can Expect:

Our services include one-on-one and small-group writing consultations in areas such as:

  • Generating, organizing and developing ideas
  • Establishing effective proof reading skills
  • Analysis, synthesis and argument
  • Summary, paraphrase and documentation
  • Understanding error pattern analysis
  • Information literacy and research strategies

How To Prepare For a Consultation:

To ensure a productive session, please bring all relevant materials and documents to your session. This may include assignment descriptions, syllabi, class notes, instructor comments and your piece of writing (if you've started).