Excel Writing Center

How to Get Published


Message from the Director

Kacey Ross, M.A.

The Writing Center is your place for all things writing, and it’s also a great place to study, collaborate, or grab a cup of coffee. We offer individualized writing consultations geared to help you whether you’re brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising, or editing.

If you want to meet with a writing consultant, it’s a good idea to make an appointment (which you can do through the link at the bottom of this page). Otherwise, feel free to drop in and use our resources, one of our lab computers, or the study space.

My office is in the Writing Center, and my door is always open. You’re welcome to stop in to chat anytime. If you’re interested in working in the Writing Center, we can talk about that as well.

The Writing Center is located in Columbine Hall 316. Hope to see you soon.


Online Schedule

We now offer 2 appointment time lengths in order to better serve the needs of all students.

30 min:
2-3 pages
Very specific questions or minimal feedback needed

60 min:
3+ pages
More general or big-picture concerns
Substantive feedback needed
















Upcoming Events

How to Get Published
Ever dreamed of becoming a famous, well-known novel writer? Ever wanted to try publishing that poem that you wrote that everyone you know loves to see if the rest of the world loves it too? Or have you ever just been curious about how one goes about getting published?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then stop by the UCCS Writing Center on Wednesday, February 24 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for our “How to Get Published” workshop. We will have people who have had experience in this area talk about the various ways that you can ensure that your piece of writing will make it through that final, daunting, publishing stage.

Open Mic Night
Meet us at Clyde’s Pub on Wednesday, March 16 any time between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM for our Open Mic Night! Anyone is welcome and encouraged to share any obscure or underappreciated literature. Stop by and read anything you think is funny, striking, beautiful, or just plain weird.

How to Start a Blog
Love writing? Have stories, crafts, or advice to share? Put your talents to good use and meet us at the Writing Center on April 13th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a unique workshop tailored to you: How to Start a Blog! Whether you write business, fiction, or popular columns, we will be talking about how you can kickstart your writing pastime into full drive. See you there!

Dead Week
We at The UCCS Writing Center know how stressful studying for finals can be, and we're here to help! Stop by any time during our business hours on the week before finals to get some stress relief and study pointers and to talk to our “Writing Guru” for quick writing tips.

Language and Basics (L.A.B.) Sessions


Dates Topics
Feb 15th, 16th, and 18th Complex Sentences I
Feb 22nd, 23rd, and 25th Complex Sentences II
Feb 29th, Mar 1st, and Mar 3rd Word Choice: Homophones, Apostrophes, Capitalization
Mar 7th, 8th, and 10th Quotations & Citations
Mar 14th, 15th, and 17th Mid-Term Supported Lab
Mar 27th, 28th, and 30th Commas
Apr 4th, 5th, and 7th Concision
Apr 11th, 12th, and 14th Passive Voice
Apr 18th, 19th, and 21st Academic Tone
May 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Proofreading
May 9th, 10th, and 12th Finals Supported Lab

L.A.B. is a new project funded by the University to assist students with improving their mastery of the technical and sentence-level aspects of English. Goals include avoiding technical errors, improving clarity, and developing a more academic writing style. Students can attend sessions taught by UCCS Rhetoric and Writing faculty. Sessions are held three times a week with a new topic every week. Best of all, this service is totally free for students!

Mondays at 6:00 PM
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Thursdays at 2:00 PM

UCCS Writing Center, 316 Columbine
Excel Writing Center
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Phone: (719) 255-4336 | Location: Columbine Hall 316
Interim Director: Kacey Ross | Phone: (719) 255-4335 | kross2@uccs.edu