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The Writing Center at CU Anschutz

Information for CU Anschutz Students

The Writing Center provides one-on-one and small-group* assistance to undergraduate and graduate students from CU Anschutz. The Writing Center at CU Anschutz is funded to assist students who are enrolled in and actively taking (completing work for, attending, etc.) courses. Students enrolled in courses that are short-term, late-start, etc. may use the Writing Center's services only during the times when they are actively attending and participating in those courses. 

In the Center, trained graduate and post-graduate consultants offer help with writing of all kinds, including research essays, proposals, dissertations, capstone projects, C.V.s, manuscript drafts, grants, personal statements, residency applications and more.

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.

To make an appointment at this location, select CU Anschutz, Strauss Library from the dropdown menu in WCOnline​. In addition to in-person appointments in Strauss Health Sciences Library, Information Commons 1204 (see days/times to the left) and synchronous online appointments, we also offer CU Anschutz students access to...

Online Drop Boxes

The Graduate Drop Box is an asynchronous service for graduate students only whereby students submit a document and receive feedback in four (4) days. 

The Undergraduate Drop Box is a similar services for undergraduate students only; feedback is delivered within 24 hours but is less substantial. 

CU Anschutz​ students might be especially interested in our Principles of Scientific Writing handout. More handouts available on the How-To Guides page.

: 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.

Click Here to make an appointment!

Please note that Writing Center services are fluid across campuses, meaning that CU Anschutz students can visit the Denver Campus Center (and vice versa).  

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).


Make a reservation for a workshop at our Denver location.

All workshops are FREE. Registration is REQUIRED.

Application Essays, Letters, & (Personal) Statements

Presenter: Bekah Wright

The workshop will define the subtle differences between personal statements, directed application essays, and letters of intent. It will also discuss what should and should not be included in each, common mistakes, and addressing academic transgressions. The workshop will culminate with a few directed writing and brainstorming exercises in order to get students thinking of ways to begin the essay and topics they can cover. 


February 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm, CU Anschutz: Health Sciences Library: Teaching Labs 1 & 2
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Writing a Literature Review

Presenter: Darryl Ellison

In this workshop, participants will be shown the basics of crafting an effective literature review. The workshop will cover methods of approaching research, analyzing information, grouping sources, finding common themes and contentions, and expressing the findings in a clear and direct way.


March 8, 12:00-1:00pm, CU Anschutz: Health Sciences Library: Teaching Labs 1 & 2
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Citation and Documentation: APA & AMA Basics

Presenter: Writing Center Staff

In this session, participants will be shown the basics of citation in APA and AMA styles. This workshop is designed for students from all majors who would like to have a better understanding of how to cite. Page format, in-text citations, and works cited will be covered.


This workshop is not currently offered at Anschutz
Please email for more information

Writing a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Presenter: Darryl Ellison

This workshop is designed for both graduate students who are considering a career in higher education and instructors/faculty who are interested in revising their CVs. The workshop will provide an overview of creating a Curriculum Vitae: a specialized academic resume. We will discuss who needs a C.V. and why, what goes in a C.V., and examine a variety of professional samples. Time will also be allotted to look at drafts of your own C.V.


April 17, 12:00-1:30pm, CU Anschutz: Health Sciences Library: Teaching Labs 1 & 2
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