About the Center

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Clarkson University's Writing Center is an arm of the Eastman Kodak Center for Excellence in Communication (CEC) in the School of Arts & Sciences. The primary goal of the Writing Center is to help students become better writers, while fully supporting Clarkson’s communication-across-the-curriculum initiative, faculty curricular objectives and the growth and development of the Center’s Writing Consultants. We also work closely with Clarkson's Co-Writing Program, which readies students, who are entering Clarkson University as first-year students, for college-level writing, as well as with other writing-intensive courses and initiatives. The Writing Center is directed by Courtney Johnson-Woods, who also teaches in the Communication & Media Department. 

Touting Our Successes

Zhan Wen Li, a client of the writing center

Zhan came to Clarkson as a first-generation, international, college student after her mother moved to the U.S. to give her a brighter future. Shy when she landed in our Writing Center, Zhan practically lived here during her four years, working with consultants to improve her UNIV190 journal entries in her first year, running through her “speed interviewing” answers for the career fair and utilizing our services to develop her resume and numerous cover letters. But working on her senior Honors Thesis was when she needed the most help. From survey construction and feedback to refining her ideas for a research model, we didn’t just edit her grammar; we challenged her to think about her research in terms of novelty, validity and reliability. Zhan is sharp and hardworking, with a drive to accomplish her goals. At the same time, she also credits resources like the Writing Center for aiding in the development of her communication skills. She graduated in 2016 and started her career with IBM, in Chicago, as an enterprise application consultant. She also hopes to pursue an M.B.A. in the future.

Writing Center Sessions

Writing Center Sessions

Make an appointment to work collaboratively, one-on-one with a Writing Consultant on your academic, professional or even personal paper or writing-based project. Walk-ins are welcome, but assistance will depend on the availability of consultants.

Custom Workshops

Writing Workshops

Clarkson’s Writing Center hosts workshops designed to aid students in developing written communication skills or tackling specific projects. Faculty may also request custom presentations in the classroom.

Knightwriters

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Join us to develop your passion for writing outside the classroom. We offer a number of opportunities to foster your passion for writing, and we work with campus and community resources to create real-world opportunities to hone your skills.

Writing Resources

Writing Resources

The CUwrite portal, accessed through the Writing Center's home page or directly at cuwrite.com, offers an array of resources to help students and members of the campus community develop their writing skills and improve academic papers and other projects.

Hours & Appointments

The Writing Center is open when academic classes are in session, with hours scheduled for student convenience and availability (afternoons and evenings). For more information about the Writing Center, including operating hours, resources and instructions on scheduling an appointment, visit our writing instructional portal at cuwrite.com.

Meet Our Writing Consultants

Our Writing Consultants bring their unique styles and writing strengths to your paper and have a desire to help you succeed.

Writing Consultant

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