We provide 1 free consultation every week - either in-person, online, or an email submission - for all CGU students, faculty, and staff. We also provide free webinars through the semester, along with dissertation boot camps. In addition, the Writing Center has a Resource Library of books and handouts.
Meet at the CWR with one of our consultants for a 50 minute session. We believe that any writer, even a professional, can benefit from sharing drafts with a colleague. Although we won't write your paper or guarantee you an "A," we will work with you for the entire writing process, from brainstorming ideas for your paper, clarifying and organizing ideas, to polishing your style.
Online appointments last 50 minutes and offer students the interaction of an in-person appointment.
Be sure to select "Yes - Meet Online" when you make your appointment. At the time of your appointment, log into our scheduler again. In the appointment window that appears, click the red "Start or Join Online Consultation." You will be taken to a virtual whiteboard space where you can upload your paper and work with a writing center consultant.
We have made some changes to our guidelines for email submission to ensure that we continue to provide timely, high-quality feedback. The main changes are:
If you have any questions about these changes, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each semester, we offer a number of free workshops for members of the CGU community. Popular topics have included "Presenting Conference Papers," "Preparing for Qualifying Examinations," "Writing Graduate Research Papers," "Overcoming Writer's Block," and "Writing Book Reviews & Literature Surveys".
The Center facilitates Dissertation Boot Camps on the second weekend of every month during the regular academic year. At Boot Camp, dissertation writers commit all day Saturday and Sunday to focus on writing. We discuss strategies for setting realistic objectives, staying focused, and overcoming writer's block. Coffee, tea, snacks, lunch, and a large dose of motivation provided.
Boot Camp is free, but if you are accepted to attend and fail to show up for any portion of the camp, including lunchtime discussions, a $50 fee will be charged to your student account.
You can sign up for Boot Camp approximately two weeks before the date listed on our calendar. An announcement is also sent out to all CGU students. Once you have received the announcement, complete the form here to apply for a space.
The CWR houses books and handouts on all aspects of the writing process, from developing a topic to proofreading. We also have style manuals, academic writing texts, and books on writing in the disciplines.
All students are welcome to stop by our house at 141 E. 12th Street to use the Resource Library. The online source library is under construction.
The CWR offers courses to help students improve their writing and presenting skills. These courses are offered S/U, do not count toward your degree, and are offered at a discounted rate.
Through this program, Writing Consultants work with course instructors to offer writing instruction in parallel with the subject matter of CGU courses.