Regis University's Writing Center

Every writer is a work in progress, and from brainstorming ideas to polishing your final draft, the Writing Center is here to support you. Become a stronger, more confident writer by working with a writing coach at any point in the writing process.

Located on the Northwest Denver campus, the Writing Center offers all Regis University students writing assistance through in-person and web-based writing consultations. Although in-person writing coaches may be available for walk-in consultations, we strongly encourage making an appointment to ensure that a writing coach will be available to work with you.

To make a writing appointment, please visit our scheduler. Hours and locations for writing appointments vary by day. Please check the scheduler for current information.

The Writing Center also offers 10 hours per year of free online writing support via Smarthinking.

Who We Are

Our Writing Center team comprises a combination of faculty-nominated peer writers, professional writing coaches, and administrative Writing Center staff. All our writing coaches have a passion for helping students improve their writing. They receive training on an ongoing basis to keep up-to-date on writing center best practices.

What We Do

At Regis University's Writing Center, our main goal is to foster sustainable growth in student writers. We encourage students to become more confident in their writing by giving them tools to recognize their strengths and address their concerns.

At the Writing Center, we also understand that students and faculty have expectations for the final written product. We provide resources for writers to learn proper grammar and usage, and coach writers in methods for proofreading final drafts. Although we cannot guarantee a perfect piece of writing, we offer the necessary support to significantly improve a student's writing skills.

What To Expect from a Writing Consultation

  • Coaches will ask students what they are working on and what they need help with.
  • Coaches will ask students for assignments/rubrics and anything else necessary for the session.
  • Coaches and students will read the paper together.
  • Coaches will encourage students to be active participants in the writing process.
  • Coaches will focus on up to two major and minor concerns in a single session with students.
  • Coaches will not correct every mistake in students’ papers; rather, they will focus on error patterns and work to empower students to correct their own mistakes.
Writing coaches are available to students from all programs. To work with a writing coach, please make an appointment through our scheduler.

Writing Coaching Opportunities for Regis Students

To become a writing coach, a candidate must have work-study employment, be recommended by two faculty members, submit a writing sample, and interview with the Writing Center coordinator. 

All potential writing coaches must take a training course that teaches them methods for listening to and collaborating with writers. To inquire about writing coaching opportunities, please email ascott003@regis.edu.

Hours

During the summer semester, our administrative support and quiet/independent study hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Hours for writing appointments vary by day. Please check the scheduler for current information.

We are available for walk-in writing consultations, but highly recommend making an appointment through the scheduler to ensure that a writing coach will be available to work with you.

Location

The Writing Center and Tutoring Services administrative offices are located on the Northwest Denver campus in The Learning Commons in Clarke Hall, suite 241 on the second floor. Clarke Hall is the first building to the right of Entrance 1.

Physical address:
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221

Directions, parking, and campus map

In-person writing appointments take place on the Northwest Denver campus. The exact locations vary by day. Please check the scheduler for current information.

Contact 

If you have any questions, concerns, requests, complaints, or compliments, contact:
Ameeta Scott
Writing Center Coordinator
303.458.4039
ascott003@regis.edu

As a valued member of our learning community, please be aware that logging into our appointment scheduler constitutes your acknowledgment of the following rights and responsibilities:

1. Any Regis University student, faculty, or staff member is welcome to make as many appointments as s/he would like, up to a limit of 60 minutes a day, or 180 minutes a week (Sunday through Saturday through our appointment scheduler). Writing and tutoring assistance is only offered to members of the Regis community.

2. If you cannot attend a scheduled appointment, you must cancel it any time beforehand by logging into your scheduler account, opening your appointment form, and clicking, "Cancel This Appointment". You may also reschedule your appointment at any time in the scheduler. If you are absent from three (3) appointments without notifying us ahead of time, your Writing Center and Tutoring Services privileges will be suspended for the semester.

3. If you are more than ten (10) minutes late for an appointment without notifying us ahead of time, your appointment will be cancelled, and may be granted to another individual. 

4. Please bring everything you can think of that will help your writing coach/academic tutor help you gain the most from your session. This includes, and is not limited to, your assignment and/or rubric, textbook(s), research literature, writing tools, and of course, your undivided attention and willing participation.

5. Clients may not drop off assignments and must work alongside writing coaches/academic tutors.

6. Clients may not seek writing/tutoring assistance with take-home exams without prior written instructor-permission.

7. Children and non-service animals are not allowed in the Writing Center and Tutoring Services space.

8. You have the right to be treated with respect by our staff, writing coaches, and academic tutors. You have the responsibility to treat staff, writing coaches, academic tutors, and other community members with respect. Disrespectful language and inappropriate behavior will result in the suspension of privileges.

HAPPY LEARNING!


How do I make an appointment with the Writing Center?

Appointments are made through our scheduler. Visit the scheduler to create an account and make appointments. All accounts and appointments are free.

View a Tutorial to the Scheduler

Do I need to have an account to make an appointment?

Yes. Visit our scheduler to create a free account and make an appointment.

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How do I schedule an in-person appointment?

Use our scheduler to create an in-person appointment with the Writing Center.

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Does the Writing Center offer web-based appointments?

Yes, we offer two types of web-based appointments, Online and eTutoring (in MST).

For more information, and to make an Online or eTutoring appointment, visit our scheduler.       

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How do I schedule a web-based (Online or eTutoring) appointment?

Use our scheduler to make an Online or eTutoring appointment.

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How do I cancel/modify/reschedule an appointment?

To cancel/modify/reschedule an appointment at any time, please go through the scheduler

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Who can use the Writing Center?

Any Regis University student, faculty, staff member, or alumni can use the Writing Center.

How much do writing consultations cost?

Writing consultations are free of cost to any Regis University student, faculty, staff member, or alumni.

How many appointments can I make per day or week?

We offer writing support for up to 60 minutes per day or 180 minutes per week (Sunday through Saturday through the scheduler).

How long is a writing appointment?

In-person writing appointments are 30 or 60 minutes long. Web-based appointments are 60 minutes.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Please bring everything you can think of that will help you and your writing coach gain the most from your session. This includes, and is not limited to, your assignment and/or rubric, textbook(s), research literature, writing tools, and, of course, your undivided attention and willing participation.

Where will my in-person appointment take place?

In-person writing appointments take place on the Northwest Denver campus. The exact locations vary by day. Please check the scheduler for current information.

Where is the Writing Center located?

The Writing Center and Tutoring Services administrative offices are located on the Northwest Denver campus in The Learning Commons in Clarke Hall, suite 241 on the second floor. Clarke Hall is the first building to the right of Entrance 1.

Physical address:
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221

Directions, parking, and campus map

When is the Writing Center open?

During the summer semester, our administrative support and quiet/independent study hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  

Hours for writing appointments vary by day. Please check the scheduler for current information.

We are available for walk-in writing consultations, but highly recommend making an appointment through the scheduler to ensure that a writing coach will be available to work with you.

Writing Center Mythbusters

MYTH: I need to have something written to go to the Writing Center (WC).

FACT: The WC can help with every stage of writing. You can come to the WC at the very beginning of the writing process--to understand your assignment, to brainstorm ideas, to formulate a thesis, to outline your essay, to familiarize yourself with formatting and citation styles, etc.

MYTH: I need to have a finished product to go to the WC.

FACT: The WC can help with every stage of writing. If you feel stuck during the process, we will work with you to overcome those writers’ blocks by asking you guiding questions, exploring your ideas, and helping you pen those thoughts on paper.

MYTH: The WC is only good for checking grammar and punctuation.

FACT: The WC can help with every stage of writing, so we are well-equipped to work with you on organizing your paper, structuring paragraphs, expanding and developing ideas, encouraging you to write clearly and specifically, ensuring you are responding to your assignment, etc.

MYTH: The WC sounds like a service meant only for traditional-age students/native speakers.

FACT: The WC is a welcoming, supportive, and professional space for all Regis University students. At the WC, we work with students from all undergraduate and graduate programs, language backgrounds, and all walks of life. We enjoy the diversity our clientele bring.

MYTH: I can drop my paper off at the Writing Center and return to pick it up.

FACT: Since the Writing Center is not a proofreading or editing service, students must work alongside writing coaches, and cannot drop off their papers with writing coaches and return to pick them up later.

MYTH: I am a good writer, and I don’t need any outside feedback.

FACT: The WC offers you a fresh, unbiased perspective to review your work objectively. Seize the opportunity to have another set of eyes help you check for vagueness, specificity, repetition, redundancy, awkward phrasing, wordiness, word choice, formatting and citation standards, etc.

MYTH: The WC will fix my paper and make it perfect.

FACT: The role of any credible WC is not to whip out proofreading glasses and editing pens and correct every single mistake in a paper, but to help you, the student, to gain confidence and sharpen your writing and thinking skills.

Writing Center Resources for Regis Community

Welcoming and supportive space
Attentive and experienced staff
One-to-one writing consultations
Spacious common area
Sizable study rooms
Comfortable seating arrangements
Computers
Printers
Whiteboards
Reference books
Writing handouts

Workshops

We offer free Academic Success Workshops to all Regis University students at several Regis campuses, to learn about various academic and professional topics.

Smarthinking

All Regis University students have access to 10 free hours a year of online tutoring and writing support through Smarthinking. Learn more about this service and how you can begin using it.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) offers searchable, up-to-date information on most components of academic and professional writing.

Writing Guides

Document Formats

Annotated Bibliographies

APA Print

APA Non-Print

APA Levels of Head

American Sociological Association (ASA)

ASA Sample First Page

CSE

MLA Print

MLA Non-Print

MLA Footnotes and Endnotes

Résumé Checklist

Turabian (Footnote)

Turabian (Parenthetical)

Grammar and Usage

Commas

Pronoun Reference

Sentence Fragments

Identifying Sentence Fragments

Effective Sentences

Essay Definitions

Needless Words & Phrases

Writing Process

Beginning an Essay

Creating an Outline

Effective Sentences

Logical Fallacies

Parallelism

Thesis Statements

Transitions