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Support and resources to help you improve your writing

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free, professional one-on-one writing support in person and online, as well as writing resources and computers.

Writing Center Benefits

The Writing Center is a useful tool not just for improving individual papers, but also for becoming a better writerno matter your skill level.

Data shows that students who regularly use the Writing Center often achieve higher GPAs, and we can help with writing projects for any class.

Visit In-Person at the Salem Campus

While we won’t “fix” your paper for you, we will work with you to teach you writing skills and strategies, helping you improve your own writing assignments.

We will work with you on any aspect of a writing project, from understanding instructions and developing ideas to drafting, revising or editingsimply schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a Writing Center instructor.

To Register and Schedule an Appointment

  • Log in to My Chemeketa to register for the Online Writing Center as a free course
    • In the Add/Drop section, search for "Writing Center"
  • Call 503.399.7179 or drop-in to set an appointment to meet with a Writing Center consultant
    • Schedule your appointment at least a day or two before your assignment is due
  • Come prepared to your appointment
    • Bring a copy of your assignment
    • Choose one or two key areas for improvement
    • Bring your draft and any instructor comments if you have them

Other Writing Center Support

  • Handbook and writing handout access
  • Computer/software use
  • Internet access

 

Submit to the Online Writing Center

You can access online writing help for up to two assignments per week. While consultants do not edit your work, they will provide responses to your writing and help you read your work critically.

Online Writing Center Support

  • Developing and elaborating on ideas you have
  • Clarifying instructions
  • Improving sentence structure
  • Developing paragraphs
  • Focusing your thesis
  • Documenting sources
  • Much more

To Register & Access

  • Log in to My Chemeketa to register for the Writing Center as a free course
    • In the Add/Drop section, search for "Writing Center"
      • Be sure you register for the current term's Online Writing Center
  • Allow a few hours for your registration to appear
  • To access, log in to your Blackboard list of courses and select the course:
    • Writing Center On-Line

Be sure you read  the submission instructions and feedback instructions on the homepage of the Online Writing Center. The Online Writing Center will generally respond to your submissions within 48-72 hours.

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