Regis University's Writing Center

Every writer is a work in progress. Effective writing comes from engaging and committing to the writing process. In all stages of writing, from brainstorming ideas to polishing final drafts, and in all degrees and disciplines, the Writing Center is here to guide you. Take the first step to writing confidently--work with a writing coach today!

Located on the Northwest Denver campus, the Writing Center serves all Regis University students, faculty, staffs, and alumni, at no extra cost, through in-person and web-based sessions, by appointment. 

To make an 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 a year of free online writing support via Smarthinking.

Our Goal and Commitments

The Writing Center's 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. Writing coaches work with students from undergraduate and graduate programs and in every stage of the writing process:

  • understanding assignments and brainstorming
  • developing theses and outlines
  • organizing and expanding ideas
  • formatting and citing sources
  • revising and editing strategies
  • offering perspective on writing

At the Writing Center, we understand that students and faculty have expectations for the final written product. We provide resources for students to learn proper grammar and usage, and coach them 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

Writing Coaches 

  • ask students about their assignment and what they want to focus on.
  • collaborate on the session agenda and read the paper together with students.
  • address up to 2 major and 2 minor concerns in a single session with students.
  • do not correct every mistake in students’ papers; rather, they will focus on error patterns and teach students to correct their own mistakes.
  • refrain from writing on students' papers.
  • review up to 4 pages in 30-minute sessions / 8 pages in 60-minute sessions depending on depth of feedback desired/required and format (double-spaced, 1" margins, 12-point format).
  • do not discuss/guarantee grades.
  • encourage students to be active participants in the session and offer help developing a plan for future independent writing.
To work with a writing coach, please make an appointment through our scheduler.

Job 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 manager. 

All potential writing coaches must take a training course that teaches them methods for listening to and collaborating with writers. To learn more or to apply, please email ascott003@regis.edu.

Hours

Our administrative support and quiet/independent study hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

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

We are available for walk-in sessions, 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 made via the scheduler take place on the Northwest Denver campus. The exact locations vary by day. Please check the scheduler for current information.

Contact 

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

As a valued member of The Learning Commons' (TLC) 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, staff, or alumni can avail of free appointments, up to 60 minutes a day or 180 minutes a week, per subject. This service is limited to members of the Regis community.

2. If you cannot attend an appointment, you must cancel it 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 3 appointments without notifying us ahead of time, your TLC privileges will be suspended for the semester.

3. If you are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment without notifying us ahead of time, your appointment will be cancelled, and may be granted to another member. When your scheduled appointment time as ended, extra time to accommodate lateness will not be provided.

4. Please bring everything you can think of that will help you and your writing coach make the most of 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. Students may not drop off assignments and must work alongside writing coaches.

6. Students may not seek assistance with take-home exams without prior written instructor-permission.

7. Children and non-service animals are not allowed in sessions.

8. You have the right to be treated with respect by our staff members. You have the responsibility to treat staffs 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, it is necessary to have an account to make appointments. Visit our scheduler to create an account and make appointments for free.

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How do I schedule an in-person appointment?

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

View a Tutorial to the Scheduler

Does the Writing Center offer web-based appointments?

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

For more information, and to make an Online Chat and Paper Review appointment, visit our scheduler.       

View a Tutorial to the Scheduler

How do I schedule a web-based (Online Chat/Paper Review) appointment?

Use our scheduler to make an Online Chat/Paper Review appointment.

View a Tutorial to the Scheduler

How do I cancel/modify/reschedule an appointment?

Appointments may be canceled/modified/rescheduled via the scheduler

View a Tutorial to the Scheduler

Who can use the Writing Center?

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

How much do appointments cost?

Appointments are free of cost to any Regis University student, faculty, staff, or alumni.

How many writing appointments can I make per day or week?

We offer up to 60 minutes per day or 180 minutes per week (Saturday through Sunday 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 make the most of 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 made via the scheduler 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?

Our administrative support and quiet/independent study hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

We are available for walk-in sessions, 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.

Resources for the Regis Community

One-to-one writing sessions (via the appointment scheduler
Spacious common area for sessions 
Sizable study rooms (available to reserve for quiet study) 
Comfortable seating arrangements
Computers, printers, and whiteboards
Reference books and topical handouts
Attentive and experienced staff

Workshops

Free Academic Success Workshops on Regis campuses for all Regis University students to learn about various academic and professional topics.

Smarthinking

All Regis University students have access to 10 free hours a year of online academic support for writing and various subjects through Smarthinking. Learn more about this service and how you can begin using it. Smarthinking also offers comprehensive tutorials on a range of academic topics. Once logged into Smarthinking, see "Academic Resources." 

Writing Guides

For helpful handouts on key aspects of writing from The Learning Commons and Dayton Memorial Library, click here. Have question on research and citations? Chat with a librarian 24x7.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) has a wide range of up-to-date academic and professional writing information.