Monday Meditations, Tuesday Tips…

WC_FortuneCookieCheck out our new daily posting in the Writing Center front window: Monday Meditations, Tuesday Tips, Wednesday Wisdom, Thursday Thoughts, and Friday Fun Facts.

A little something for you every day–like a fortune cookie, without the calories!

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Welcome to Fall Quarter!

fall-leavesWelcome to Fall Quarter at the Writing Center! We are excited to be opening in our brand-new location on the third floor of Lewis Hall. You can’t miss us; we’re the big glass doors in the open space at the top of the north stairs.

Need some help with a writing assignment? Wish you had someone to bounce ideas off of? Want some clarification of what an assignment is asking you to do? We can help!

Our hours this quarter are MTWTh 10:00-4:00 and Friday 10:30-1:00. We can’t wait to see you!

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It’s Summertime…and the livin’ is easy!

Thanks for making 2013-14 a great year in the Writing Center. We will reopen Fall quarter in our beautiful new location on the third floor of the brand new Lewis Hall: L-321.

See you there! Meanwhile–have a great summer!

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Oh, no! Paper due??!?


Don’t panic! Come to the Writing Center for help understanding your assignment, ordering your thoughts, documenting your sources…or just for some reassurance that you’re on the right track! See our hours of operation in the sidebar.

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Writing Center OPEN for Spring quarter!

We’re open! Come on by!

open_signThe SVC Writing Center is located in Hodson 101; writing assistance is available on a drop-in or sign-up basis. At the Center, peer writing consultants will work with you one-on-one and provide assistance with focus, structure, organization, style, grammar, or documentation, at any step in the writing process: understanding an assignment, planning/pre-writing, drafting, revision, or editing. When you come to the Center, bring a copy of your assignment and a copy of your draft and/or any pre-writing work you have completed. (By the way, please note that the Writing Center is not a copyediting service; consultants help you to work on your own writing.)

For current hours and more information, click here or call 416-7855.

P.S. We will be open fewer hours on a few days this first week while we recharge our staffing: Monday 10:00-3:00; Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-12:30; Wednesday 10:00-4:00; and Friday 10:00-1:00.

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Writing Center now hiring!


The Writing Center is currently accepting applications for writing consultants (peer tutors) FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE AND TRAINING. Applicants must be available through next academic year (2014-15).

Writing Center consultants will work with fellow Skagit students, individually or in small groups, to provide guidance and assistance in writing for courses in any discipline, at all stages of the writing process. The purpose of our Writing Center work is to help students build their skills, their confidence, and their comfort level as writers and as students. To best support these goals, consultants also integrate strategies for effective study and time management into their sessions and refer students to other college resources when appropriate.

Click here for full position description and application!

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Applying to transfer??

Workshop: Writing an Effective Transfer Application Essay
Wednesday Feb. 19 2:00-3:00
Hodson 112

Are you applying to transfer to Western Washington University or some other four-year college or university? Once again tomorrow we will host Jeanne Gaffney from WWU Admissions to talk about writing an effective transfer application essay. See details below–and see you there!

Reminder: Tomorrow’s workshop is in Hodson 112.

See flyer in the post below.

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Workshop! Writing an Effective Transfer Application Essay

Join us!


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Open for Winter Quarter!

open_sign   The Writing Center is now open (as of Monday, January 13) for Winter Quarter. Come on over and see us in Hodson 101 for help with any of your writing assignments, or just to talk about writing!

Our hours this quarter are as follows:
Monday: 10:00-13:00
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:00-4:00
Friday: 10:00-1:00

Stay tuned for a schedule of workshop offerings, coming soon!

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It’s Midterm!! Writing assignments getting you down?

Can you believe it’s already midterm? (Okay, maybe technically that’s next week. But we like to be prepared!)

Lots of instructors assign writing for mid-term projects–or maybe you’re iHelp-sign-w-blue-skyn a writing class, and have writing assigned all quarter long. Whatever you’re writing, the Writing Center consultants can give you a hand: we can help you figure out an assignment, generate ideas, review a draft and make a revision plan, work with your research documentation (MLA or APA!), or practice finding and catching editing errors. Whatever you need, we’re here for you.

Stop by the Center in Hodson 101 (be sure to check out the candy supply) or call for an appointment.

Consultants are standing by!

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