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The Center for Excellence in Writing is located in Columbine Hall 316,
or we can be reached by phone at 719-255-4336 or by email at

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The Writing Center is staffed by UCCS undergrad and graduate students who have been specially trained and educated to provide effective peer feedback. Our goal is to make better writers, not just better papers. We believe strongly in the importance of community and conversation to the writing process.

We will be closed Friday, May 15th through Sunday, June 14th,
and we will reopen June 15th for the summer semester. Have a great break!

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
10:00 - 6:00
Friday Closed
Saturday & Sunday Closed


The Writing Center offers all students (graduate & undergrad):

• 50-minute one-on-one consultations by appointment. Get help with:
           ♦ Brainstorming
           ♦ Thesis construction
           ♦ Argument, evidence, & analysis
           ♦ Idea generation
           ♦ Organization & structure
           ♦ Sentence-level concerns
           ♦ APA, MLA, & Chicago citations & formatting
           ♦ Interpreting assignments
           ♦ Not just essays, but also creative writing, lab reports, resumes, scholarship applications, presentation outlines, etc.
• Online consultations by appointment
• Support for student writing groups
• Writing workshops for student groups/organizations (see our Workshops page)
• Technology-based instruction and outreach
• Information resources

The Writing Center offers faculty:

• Consultation and collaboration
• In-class workshops (see our Workshops page)
• Peer review facilitation
• Information resources


Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies
Columbine 316


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As one of five Excel Centers at UCCS, the Writing Center also assists with student recruitment,
orientation and retention efforts, and contributes to the development of new resources to help reach University goals. 

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