Chemeketa Writing Center Answers to FAQs
WINTER 2014 Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm - 4 pm
Second Floor, Building 9 in the Chemeketa Library
We strongly recommend appointments; please call 503.399.7179 or stop by the library in Building 9.
To use the writing center, students must register for a free course. The CRN for WINTER 2014 is 53415. The CRN for the Online Writing Center for WINTER 2014 is 54439..
On-Campus Writing Consultations
Writing consultations at the Chemeketa Writing Center on campus are conducted by Chemeketa teaching faculty. If you would like to work with a particular instructor, you can sign up with that person when you make an appointment.
Each 30-minute appointment emphasizes teaching writing according to your needs. We will work on any aspect of a writing project from brainstorming to drafting, revising, or editing. Generally the session will be focused on one or two key issues, such as generating ideas, revising a thesis, organization, or grammar concerns. Instructors will ask if you have something you want to focus on and help you recognize your writing strengths as well as areas to develop further. In addition, the instructor may suggest writing resources that will help as you continue work on your writing project.
How to Prepare for a CWC Appointment:
- Bring a copy of your assignment.
- Know what you want to focus on.
- Bring your draft, if you have one (it isn't necessary to have one) and your instructor's comments, if you have them.
- Schedule your CWC at least a day or two before your assignment is due.
Online Writing Consultations
Chemeketa Online Writing Center Access:
Online writing consultations are conducted by Writing Center faculty and teaching assistants.
Online Writing Consultations:
Online consultations can help you with short papers or short portions of longer assignments. The writing consultant can respond to work that is brief enough to be read in about 5-10 minutes. For example, you might submit a thesis statement, a paragraph, an introduction, conclusion, short paper outline, or some other small portion of a paper for feedback from a tutor. Though tutors do not edit work, they instruct with the goal of helping you read your own work critically. They provide instructional feedback and often also suggest supplemental materials.
How to Prepare for an Online Writing Center consultation:
- Provide as much information as you can about your assignment as you answer the questions in the Submission tool.
- Submit work that can be easily read in about 5-10 minutes.
- Tell the consultant what you want him or her to focus on in the work you have posted.
- If you have a particular writing concern, tell the consultant. We can help with any writing project. Common areas of concern include:
- Main idea/Thesis/Question at Issue
- Documentation (MLA, APA, Chicago, and so on)
- Sentence structure
- Paragraph development
- Post your work in time for you to use the feedback. It may take up to 48 hours for you to receive feedback from a consultant, so factor that response time into how much time you will need to revise before the assignment's due date.
For more information about the Writing Center, e-mail, stop by or call 503.399.7179.