Writing Resources for
Departments, Teachers, & Students

Writing Support Resources for Students and Instructors

Seattle Main Campus Resources

Center for Teaching and Learning: The Center for Teaching and Learning consults with faculty members and TAs on designing writing assignments, assessing student writing, peer review as professional practice, academic integrity education, and more. More resources are offered on our website. CTL can also be reached by phone (206-543-6588) or email (thectl@uw.edu).

Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC): The OWRC offers free one-to-one and small group tutoring for all UW Seattle students, staff, and faculty--on any type of writing or research project and at all stages of the process, from just getting started to finalizing for publication. With a staff of more than 70 writing tutors and research librarians and with extended hours in its new space in Odegaard Library, OWRC is able to host more than 500 collaborative consultations each week, supporting writers from 120+ departments and programs. To learn more about OWRC or schedule an appointment visit our webpage. For questions about OWRC services and how they can be tailored to fit your goals, contact OWRC Director Jenny Halpin by phone (206-543-2060) or email (owrc@uw.edu).

Academic Support Programs and CLUE: Academic Support Programs offer courses designed to help students transition academically and culturally to the UW. In addition to building students' writing skills, ASP's General Studies 101 courses are designed to help international students better understand American university culture in relation to classroom teaching and learning. Students get a "W" credit for General Studies 101 courses. The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) is a late-night drop-in study center located in Mary Gates Hall that offers tutoring from undergraduate students, graduate students, and lecturers. CLUE is also works with instructors through assignment design and class visits. For more information about the CLUE writing center, email WCClue@uw.edu; or for more general information, contact clue@uw.edu.

University of Washington Libraries: The University Libraries collaborates with educators to instill lifelong learning skills that students can transfer and apply beyond the University to the greater good of our knowledge-driven and globally oriented society. Libraries teach workshops tailored to course assignments and to the research and writing needs of UW students. The Libraries also provide multilingual library orientations. Instructors can set up a research workshop or contact their subject librarian.

The Academic English Program (AEP): The AEP offers a series of courses (English 102,103, 104, and 492) designed to support all non-native-English speaking students and improve their academic reading and writing skills. English 102 and 103 help develop the strategies students need to write researched, organized, and correctly documented papers using academic sources. Undergraduates receive general elective credits for these courses. English 492, our 2-credit Graduate Writing Studio, helps develop strategies that graduate students can apply to writing tasks from their chosen disciplines. All AEP courses are fee-based. For information, contact Amy Renehan by phone (685-6441) or email (arenehan@pce.uw.edu).

The Expository Writing Program (EWP): The EWP offers five courses (ENGL 109-110, 111, 121, 131, and 281) that satisfy UW's composition ("C") requirement. All 100-level EWP courses are designed around shared learning outcomes that enable students to practice foundational academic writing skills and adapt these skills for the varied demands of disciplinary writing contexts and beyond. At the end of the course, students create a portfolio of work demonstrating how they have met course outcomes. The EWP offers a range of resources for supporting multilingual students and their instructors, including writing studios designed for students who would like additional English language support while taking a composition course; linked sections of 131 and 103 (Academic English Program writing course); and multilingual sections of English 131 and 121 taught by EWP teachers who also have expertise in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Interdisciplinary Writing Program (IWP): The IWP offers expository writing courses linked with lecture courses in various disciplines. These writing courses are designed to help students improve their writing skills while further exploring ideas and materials assigned in lecture courses. Assignments in a writing link always draw on materials form the accompanying lecture course, and often include drags of papers submitted in the lecture. Benefits of IWP courses include enhanced learning of the materials in the lecture course, one-on-one conferences, writing credits, and small classes. The IWP is eager to work with departments to create writing links that could develop their students' writing, critical thinking, and communication skills within a departmentally-defined, disciplinary frame. For more information, please contact Norman Wacker (nwacker@uw.edu).

Computer Integrated Courses (CIC): The CIC provides TA and faculty instructors with opportunities to develop innovative, technology-based pedagogy and scholarship in a variety of liberal arts disciplines. Computer Integrated Courses take place in Mary Gates Hall's wired classrooms. For more information about ways CIC can support faculty, please contact Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges at kgb@uw.edu.

Center for Engineering Teaching and Learning (CELT) and Engineering Writing and Communication Development Program (EWCD): The Engineering Writing and Communication Development Program (EWCD) provides instructional services tailored to the specific needs of engineering faculty who teach disciplinary writing classes. The foundation of our services is confidential consultations to address a breadth of concerns related to writing in engineering. For more information, please contact Stephanie Pulford at spulford@uw.edu.

Anthropology Writing and Research Center: The Anthropology Writing Center provides research and writing assistance to Anthropology undergraduate and graduate students, as well as anyone taking anthropology courses. We help writers at any stage of any assignments or other writing situation (including application essays or fellowship applications). For information, please email anthwrc@uw.edu.

Psychology Writing Center: The Psychology Writing Center is available to undergraduates in UW Psychology courses. We help students at all stages of writing, and the writing center website offers over 20 guides to assist with general and scientific writing. The writing center also gives lectures and workshops and consults with instructors on the design and evaluation of writing assignments. For more information, email psywc@uw.edu.

UW Bothell Campus Resources

Teaching and Learning Center and Writing and Communication Center: The Teaching and Learning Center supports UW Bothell's community of learner-educators to develop and implement innovative teaching practices, and consults with faculty on all aspects of writing pedagogy and assessment. The Writing and Communication Center works with students at every stage of their projects, from brainstorming to fine-tuning. For information, please contact Karen Rosenberg at krosenberg@uwb.edu.

Young Kyung Min, Multicultural Writing Specialist at UW-Bothell: Dr. Min takes a leading role in the campus wide discussions about writing curriculum development and placement for multilingual students. She also conducts faculty development workshops and provides resources for faculty work with multilingual students. For more information, please email (ykmin@uwb.edu) or call (425-354-7400).

UW Tacoma Campus Resources

UWT Teaching and Learning Center: The UW-Tacoma TLC Writing Consultants provide individualized writing feedback and guidance to students through one-on-one consultations. The TLC also offers skills workshops for students and collaborates with faculty members to lead workshops in classrooms, design assignments, and recruit qualified consultants.