We see small successes every day, every hour across our locations — clearer sentence structure, more accurate citations, organization that better reflects established arguments. Sometimes, however, "success" feels a little bigger: a scholarship, study abroad program, or career opportunity; admission to a certificate or graduate program; a completed thesis or dissertation; a published manuscript or funded grant. This space is dedicated to celebrating those successes, your successes.
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Junior, International Business
During the Fall 2012 semester, the Writing Center helped Lateefah
write the scholarship application essay that earned her a $4,000 Global
Study China Scholarship, which she's using to study abroad through the Semester in Beijing
"The Writing Center helped me feel confident in my
essay because they challenged me to be creative and think critically in
order to craft a winner. Employees in the Center assisted me from the
first draft to the final draft, and that support made me feel like a
champion. Now I feel optimistic about any form of writing because I
learned methods that will make me successful in college.
I give praise to the Writing Center because I know its employees
genuinely want to see students succeed. I would not be a confident
writer without it. Thanks to the wonderful assistance of the Writing
Center, I am going to have the best experience of my college career in
Over the course of a year/three semesters, the Writing Center helped Jesse
: write the personal statement and successful application for the CREATE Health Scholars program
, a year-long correspondence program with a one-month summer intensive; start the Health and Humanities Club, a student organization of which she is President; and, perhaps most importantly, find herself as a writer.
"My Writing Center experience began last year when I realized I had no idea how to promote myself. I wanted to get into a professional summer program, but upon writing the required essays, I found my life seemed boring, useless, and unqualified. If it looked that way to me, I was sure it looked even worse to the person reading my application. I needed help and I was not afraid to admit it. One consultant in particular, Alexis Horst, became my writing coach. Session through session, she molded my writing skills. Not only did our sessions improve my writing, I also found Alexis connected with me in such a way that I began to see the value in my life's activities and goals.
I got into that program, which has made a huge impact in my life. I also founded a student organization. Successful endeavors I've encountered during 2012 would not have happened if not for the staff at the Writing Center at CU Denver and Alexis Horst, my writing coach."