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- English Composition Courses
Students in all UW schools and colleges must complete one 5-credit composition course.
- International and Engliash Language Programs
13th Floor of the UW Tower (on NE 45th Avenue at Brooklyn). 206.543.6242
Students in our programs study with highly-trained English language professionals on the beautiful UW campus and in downtown Seattle.
- Interdisciplinary Writing Program
"A winner of the Brotman award for instructional excellence, the UW Interdisciplinary Writing Program offers expository writing courses linked with lecture courses in various disciplines. These writing courses are designed to help students improve their writing skills while further exploring ideas and materials assigned in lecture courses."
- Technical Communication
College of Engineering
Multilingual (ESL) Writing Studios
Are you a non-native speaker of English who is looking for additional support in your writing course? If so, these new studio courses offered by the Academic English Program and the Expository Writing Program might be just what you are looking for!
If you will be taking a writing course (like English 111, 121, 131, or 197/8) and would like additional ESL support, please consider signing up for General Studies 391G or 391H, 2-credit (C/NC) studio courses that meet two days a week for 50 minutes. These studio coursers are designed to support English language learners who are concurrently enrolled in a writing course and want to continue developing their ability to understand and produce academic writing. In the studios you will build advanced vocabulary skills, focus on reading skills to help you comprehend and analyze complex texts (specifically those from your writing class), and review and analyze grammar structures, focusing on how they apply to organization and produce different effects in academic writing.
There will be two sections of GEN ST 391 offered this Spring: 391G from 10:30-11:20 TTH and 391H from 12:30-1:20 TTH. For general course information, please contact Peter Gruen at email@example.com or Ethan Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can enroll in GEN ST 391 G or H directly; there are no add codes required; enrollment capped at 10 students per section.
General Writing & Research Help
CLUE Writing Center
Mary Gates Hall Gateway Center :: 206-543-5755
Interdisciplinary, open to all undergraduates. No appointment needed. Just print out what you’ve got, grab your notes, or bring your laptop, and come on over! Staffed by undergraduate and graduate student tutors, we know what your professors want and can help get you there!
Odegaard Writing & Research Center
Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 326 | 206.221.0972 ext. 273 | email@example.com
Sunday 1:30-6:00pm; Monday through Thursday, 12:00-9:00pm.
Interdisciplinary, open to all members of the UW community, make an appointment online or simply drop in. The OWRC offers specialized assistance through all stages of the writing and research process. Whether you need help getting started or would like assistance revising a completed draft--we can help!
Student Research Consultations with Librarians
The Student Consultation Service is designed for UW students needing research assistance with course- and degree-related projects and assignments. Meet with a librarian one-on-one to discuss focusing a topic, identifying & evaluating sources, and searching library databases and the Internet effectively. Writing Center help available 30 hours per week.
Writing Support Services, Teaching & Learning Center, UW-Tacoma
The Center has three ways to serve you. We have regular hours for in-person conferences, on-line conferences, and phone conferences
UW-Bothell Writing Center
"The Writing Center at Bothell provides students with individual and small group assistance with their writing. Students are welcome to come in and talk about research projects, strategies for making effective arguments, and ideas on how to best organize their papers, as well as any other concerns about their writing."
Discipline-based and Specialized Writing Centers
Art Writing Center
Art 318 :: 206-685-3310
appointment sign-up sheet in ART 318
Open only to students majoring in Art and Art History, and to those enrolled in Art and Art History classes.
(Communication) Research Mentor Center
RM 222 Communication (Second Floor - just off the main stairway)
Assistance with writing and research available only to students enrolled in Communication courses.
Education Writing Center
Miller 421B :: 206-221-4117 :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Thurs, 10am-Noon, 1-4pm
We suggest making an appointment by calling or e-mail.
We are a Seattle campus resource for College of Education students, staff and faculty.
History Writing Center
Smith 210-C :: Mailbox, Smith 315 :: 206-543-5692 :: email@example.com
"The History Writing Center offers half-hour, individual appointments with graduate student tutors who are well versed in the special demands of writing history papers." Open only to History majors, to students enrolled in History courses, and to Evening Degree students. Computer facilities available in conjunction with consultations for editing purposes only
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Instructional Center
1307 NE 40th, Room 240 :: 206-543-5425
Services available only to low-income, first-generation and disabled University of Washington students. Focus is primarily on the stages of the writing process.
Philosophy Writing Center
Condon 529 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduates writing papers for philosophy courses.
Political Science / Jackson School / Law, Societies, & Justice Writing Center
Gowen 105 :: 206-616-3354 :: email@example.com
"...assist[ing] undergraduates with their Political Science, International Studies, or Law, Societies, & Justice writing assignments at any point in the creative process."
Psychology Writing Center
3937 15th Ave NE :: 206-685.8278 :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty and graduate tutors offer one-on-one consultation, handouts, and other resources on general and scientific writing for undergraduates in psychology. Scheduled appointments have priority, or drop in if the tutor is available. New -- online scheduling!
Sociology Writing Center
Condon 223 H : email@example.com
You can arrange to meet individually with one of the tutors to review papers or assignments for sociology courses.
Speech and Hearing Sciences Writing Center
Check with Speech and Hearing Sciences TAs for writing center hours
Citations & Writing
Find citation style guides, citation management tools, writing/grammar guides ...
Please note that many of the UW writing centers listed above have web sites that link to excellent handouts addressing specific elements of college writing, such as making claims, developing arguments, using sources effectively, and reading critically.
From the UW Dept. of English, grammar help for college writers.
The OWL at Purdue
"The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and ... provide[s] these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction."