How do I make an appointment with the Writing Center?
Appointments are made through our scheduler. Visit the scheduler to create an account and set up appointments. All accounts and appointments are free.
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Does the Writing Center offer web-based appointments?
Yes, we do. We offer two types of web-based appointments (MST) through the scheduler if you cannot visit us in person:
- Online. Log into the scheduler, create an online appointment and chat live (no audio or video support) with a writing consultant at the scheduled hour.
- eTutoring. Log into the scheduler, create an eTutoring appointment and attach your paper and assignment/rubric to it. At the end of the appointment, log back into the scheduler to retrieve feedback from your appointment form. Note: eTutoring feedback is not emailed to you.
Use our scheduler to create an online or eTutoring appointment.
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What if my draft isn't ready when I schedule an eTutoring appointment?
If your draft isn’t ready at the time you are scheduling an eTutoring appointment, please mail it to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by or before your appointment.
How do I cancel an appointment?
To cancel an appointment, please go through the scheduler. After you have logged in, you can cancel or reschedule any existing appointments. You may also cancel appointments by calling 303.964.6591.
Who can use the Writing Center?
Any Regis University student, faculty, staff member or alumni can use the Writing Center.
How many appointments can I make per day or per week?
The Writing Center offers up to 60 minutes a day or 180 minutes per week.
How long is a writing appointment?
In-person writing appointments are a half hour or one hour long. Web-based appointments are one hour.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring everything you can think of that will help you and your writing consultant 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?
On weekdays, your in-person appointment will take place in the Writing Center.
Sunday appointments with Michael Garcia take place in The Learning Commons.
All other weekend, in-person appointments take place in the Regis University Library on the Lowell campus. Meet your writing consultant in Room 201 to the left of the library’s front entrance.
Where is the Writing Center located?
The Writing Center and Tutoring Services are located in The Learning Commons in Clarke Hall, Room 241 on the second floor. Clarke Hall is the first building to the right of Entrance 1.
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
Directions, parking and a map of the campus
When is the Writing Center open?
Our space is open for independent study during the fall and spring semesters Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the summer semester, please contact 303.964.6591 for current hours.
Appointments at the Writing Center vary by day. Please check the scheduler for specific information.
What resources does the Writing Center offer?
The Writing Center offers:
- A welcoming and supportive space
- Attentive and experienced staff
- One-to-one writing consulting sessions
- A spacious common area
- Sizeable study rooms
- Comfortable seating arrangements
- Reference books
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 put those thoughts down 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.
FACT: The WC is a welcoming, supportive, and professional space for ALL RU students. At the WC we work with students from all undergraduate and graduate programs and from 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: Because the Writing Center is not a proofreading or editing service, students cannot drop off their papers with consultants 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.