Writing Center


Welcome to the Writing Center website!

If you are interested in meeting with a tutor, please click on "Schedule an Appointment" in the left-hand navigation bar.  If you are on campus, you can also drop by the Writing Center to check for available sessions. However, since most appointments are scheduled in advance, your best chance of getting a session when you want one is to use the "Schedule an Appointment" option. Thanks!

Mission Statement

The Writing Center strives to serve all undergraduate student writers on the campus of Gonzaga University by providing free, non-credit learning support. Student writers of all abilities are welcome to visit the Writing Center as they produce writing for audiences in curricular, co-curricular, and pre-professional settings. The Writing Center's tutoring philosophy entails treating every student with respect and approaching each tutoring session as an opportunity for critical, rhetorically-sensitive dialogue. This dialogue usually addresses students' writing processes as well as their actual writing projects. 

Overview of Services

Students can visit the Writing Center at any stage of their writing project, including brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. While the Writing Center is not an copy editing service, tutors will help writers develop self-editing strategies. Students may come to the Writing Center by their own choice and by instructor referral. With advance request by faculty, group tutoring is a possible additional service, as are in-class orientation sessions (5-minutes or longer). The Writing Center also welcomes faculty to schedule class visits to the Writing Center, to learn more about the services provided by the tutoring staff. At present, the Writing Center does not offer online tutoring, but writers are encouraged to take advantage of the resources listed on this website.

Location

You'll find the Writing Center just inside the main entrance of Foley Center Library, in the glassed-in area adjacent to the 24-hour Study Lounge. Come in for a visit!

Schedule

The Writing Center's hours for the Spring 2014 semester are listed in the table below.  Please remember that the Center will be closed on all holidays and on all Sunday nights that fall on holiday weekends. The Writing Center will be closed for Finals Week then reopened during the first week of Summer Session 1. Thanks!


Monday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursdays 10-8
Fridays 10-2
Saturdays
Closed
Sundays 5-10

Are you a Gonzaga student interested in applying for a tutoring position? If so, please submit the Writing Tutor Application form listed in the left-hand navigation bar. Contact Dr. Eliason, the Writing Center Director, if you have other Writing Center questions. Thank you.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
John Eliason
Director of Composition and the Writing Center
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0018
Phone: (509) 313-6717
Email: eliason@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/english