Schedule a brief informational class visit or a custom in-class workshop:
The Writing Center plays a vital role in supporting student learning and the achievment of their educational goals.
Consultants at the Center work with students one-on-one and in small groups to of help writers clarify their ideas and their expression of those ideas. Consultants typically focus on global concerns first: addressing the assignment, organization, coherence, etc. We do, however, also assist with sentence level issues: grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and proofreading strategies. However, Consultants do not proofread, edit, or correct papers. Instead, they work with students to identify individual needs and patterns of error, teaching students how to revise and edit their own work. of the University by helping writers clarify their ideas and their expression of those ideas.
Please note that Consultants will not assist students with take-home exams unless we have received instructor permission in advance. Call or email the Center at any point in the semester to do this.
In addition to conducting sessions with students, the Writing Center is available to assist you with your course goals in the following ways:
A brief (5-10 minute) presentation with brochures (and optional multimedia) that provides students an overview of our services and how we can help them succeed in your class.
To request an informational visit, please fill out our Class Visit/Workshop Request Form.
Individual or groups of Consultants can come into your class to present on a variety of topics, including:
Presentations and workshops are custom-designed to integrate with your course schedule, readings, and assignments. If you don’t see the topic you need, please ask.
To request a custom in-class presentation or workshop, please fill out our Class Visit/Workshop Request Form. (Note that we require at least 2 weeks' notice for presentations or workshops lasting longer than 15 minutes.)
Refer individual students for assistance or require entire classes to come for course credit or extra credit. We provide signed Confirmation of Student Visit forms (Blue Sheets) on request*. It is our policy that students must be actively engaged in session work for at least 30 minutes in order to receive one.
*Note that Confirmation of Visit forms will not be provided for After Hours or Graduate Drop Box sessions; the letter and comments on student drafts can be used as proof of attendance.
Before referring/requiring an entire class to visit, please read our suggested guidelines below, and then email or call Director Justin Bain at (303) 315-7353 / Writing.Center@ucdenver.edu
Once imported into Canvas, the following files unpack themselves as lectures, downloads, videos, and quizzes nested within a Module. These Modules can then be customized and assigned at your discretion.
To get started:
Arguments & Thesis Statements
Students learn how to join an academic conversation, write/revise/evaluate a strong argumentative thesis statement, and place the thesis (ideas) in their essays where readers expect to find them.
Grammar & Rhetoric (COMING SOON!)
- Grammar & Rhetoric Workshop File
- Workshop Explanation document
If you would like more information or would like to receive support for your courses, please contact Writing Center Director Justin Bain at (303) 315-7353