Who we are: 

The Writing Center is one of the five Learning Commons Partners dedicated to supporting students in the Library. We are students from a range of majorsbusiness to English to engineeringprepared to help you at any stage of the writing process. We look forward to working with you!

*Due to COVID-19, we are maintaining our hours and availability through Winter Quarter in a fully online format. In-person consultations will not be offered until further notice.*

For additional questions, please email writingcenter@seattleu.edu.

For COVID-19 updates from Seattle University, refer to their COVID-19 webpage.

We are closed for Winter Break until January.

Types of Consultations

Synchronous Consultation

A consultant meets one-on-one with a client in an online video call or chat.

Asynchronous Consultation

The client submits their draft to our online scheduling tool and the consultant reviews it, makes comments, and sends it back. 

FAQs

What type of writing can we discuss in a consultation?

Students can bring any type of writing to a consultation. Consultants give thoughtful responses to academic coursework in any discipline, creative writing, resumes, personal statements, job applications, graduate school applications, grants, professional scholarship, posters, PowerPoints, and more.

Will consultants proofread or edit students’ writing?

We usually begin consultations with discussions of global writing issues—meeting the requirements of an assignment, developing a thesis statement, supporting ideas with evidence, and organizing those ideas. Within those discussions, consultants work with students on local concerns, such as grammar, usage, syntax, or punctuation. Consultants also guide students in learning proofreading and revision strategies, so students feel confident making local revisions outside of the Writing Center. While consultants are happy to talk about proofreading and revision strategies, they will not act as copy editors.

What if there are no available appointments?

WCOnline has a waiting list feature which you can use to add yourself to the waiting list for any given day. To use it, simply click the "waiting list" option underneath the date you would like an appointment on, and you will be notified of any openings on the schedule based on the preferences you set for the waiting list.