We work with the students, faculty, and staff of CSU and with members of the local community. Writers of all backgrounds from all over the world use our services. Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, nontraditional student or an English language learner, our consultants have expertise writing in a variety of disciplines and for a variety of audiences. Writers are welcome to bring in writing of any genre or discipline—composition papers, lab reports, dissertations, posters, websites, and more—at any stage in the writing process. Whether you are brainstorming for ideas, conducting research, or revising a draft for the third time, a Writing Center consultant can assist you.
All of our locations accept walk-ins or appointments for face-to-face consultations. During busier times in the semester, we recommend making an appointment. Consultations last for 30 minutes, and in that time we typically discuss the equivalent of 4-5 pages (double spaced) of writing. Using the hierarchy of rhetorical concerns, we address issues of audience, purpose, context, focus, development, organization, style and conventions. CSU students can request that an email notification be sent to their instructor outlining the work that was done during a consultation. Face-to-face consultations are open to CSU students, staff, faculty, and the general public. Make an appointment.
NEW! Video Conferencing Appointments
- You can now schedule appointments on WCONLINE for a 30 minute consultation and meet online.
- During these sessions you can either talk with a consultant using a web cam or using the chat feature. For instructions, please click here.
- If you have questions about document formatting, please upload a copy of your writing to the appointment form.
Online Draft Review
- Using our appointment system, WCONLINE, you may upload a draft for review to our Online Draft Review We will make recommendations and ask questions on your paper and then return it to you with general feedback and suggestions.
- Though the sign-up procedure may appear to be an appointment schedule, the listing of days/times is simply due to our software constraints. We ask that you submit your draft to the earliest available appointment, and we will respond in the order in which we receive drafts (up to one week).
- Do not worry if the queue appears busy; consultants review drafts throughout the week and we will review your submission as soon as possible.
- The following video shows how to submit a draft for review:
Faculty are encouraged to participate in the Course Collaboration program as it allows the Writing Center to coordinate with specific disciplines, classes, and assignments to the benefit of consultants and students alike. This program allows the Writing Center to inform instructors of the questions and issues that consultants are addressing with their students, leading to a better understanding of issues that students might be struggling or succeeding with during the composition process.
For more information about the Course Collaboration Program, please contact the Writing Center Associate Director.
The Writing Center invites all instructors to set up a promotional visit for their classes. These brief visits given by a writing consultant introduce students to the services the Writing Center offers, including consultations both in person and online. The presentations take between 5 and 10 minutes and they may be scheduled at your convenience. For instructors who would like a more in-depth presentation, we are happy to perform a live, mock writing consultation that models our face-to-face services. Please contact the Writing Center Assistant Director for more information about classroom presentations or email the Writing Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a presentation.