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Writing Center

Meet the Writing Assistants


What can the Writing Center help me with?

The Writing Center helps current SPU undergrads at any stage of writing a paper.  Whether you have a complete draft or nothing written at all, we will teach you strategies for coming up with ideas, organizing them, and refining them.

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule a 25-minute appointment by calling the Center for Learning at 206-281-2475 or by stopping into the Center for Learning office. Appointments are held Lower Moyer Hall.

What are the Writing Center hours?

Starting week two of the quarter, we are open Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Center for Learning.  We also hold evening hours in the Library, behind the Reference Desk, Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  The Writing Center is closed summer quarter.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Bring as much or as little as you like.  If you have a draft of your essay, bring that.  You might also want to bring the assignment sheet and any books or research materials you've been working with. 

How are Writing Assistants chosen?

Writing Assistants are hired in the spring for a one-year renewable appointment beginning the following fall.  All Writing Assistants take a one-credit, year-long course while on staff ("Methods for Writing Assistants").  If you are interested in becoming a Writing Assistant, contact Dr. Peter Wayne Moe, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Campus Writing, at