Excel Writing Center

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Welcome

Message from the Director

Writing is an essential skill to develop throughout your life. At some point, every class you attend and job you are employed at will require you to communicate your ideas through writing. Our goal at the Excel Writing Center is to help you become a stronger writer through practice, revision, and critical thinking. We are NOT a drop-off or editing service, but we would be more than happy to work with you to strengthen your writing skills.

The Writing Center helps students from all classes and majors across the University. Check out our online schedule to view a list of available peer consultants and appointment times. We do accept walk-ins, but you are not guaranteed an appointment with a consultant unless you have signed up online. Even if you don’t need to make an appointment, the Writing Center is a great place to study. We have plenty of computers for you to work on. We also have a quiet study space with a nice view, and GOOD coffee.

My office is located in the Writing Center, and I’m always happy to chat. We can talk about writing, reading, classes, even career goals. Maybe you’d be interested in working at the Writing Center as a peer consultant.

The Writing Center is located in Columbine Hall 316, and my office is in the back of the center. Come over and let’s chat.

Matthew Balk, Ph.D.

 

Online Schedule

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

30 min:
1-2 pages
Brainstorming
Citation Help
Minimal feedback

60 min:
3+ pages
Understanding the Writing Assignment
Organization & Structure concerns
Substantive feedback
 

Spring 2017 Hours

Our Spring 2017 hours are as follows:

Monday

9:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday

9:00am-6:00pm

Thursday

9:00am-6:00pm

Friday

9:00am-2:00pm

Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Sunday

Closed
 

WC News

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Veteran Tutoring
Starting Spring 2017, we will be offering walk-in tutoring hours for student veterans on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00am in the Writing Center starting January 24. We will also be holding walk-in hours in the Veteran's Center from 3:00-5:00pm on Wednesdays.
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Punch Card Program
The UCCS Writing Center will continue to offer our punch card program during the Spring 2017 semester. You can receive a "punch" every time you make an appointment, attend one of our advertised events, or if you use the Writing Center as a study space. For every 5 punches, you will receive a FULL SIZE candy bar! After six punches, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the semester. Stop by our front desk to pick up a card!
 
Excel Writing Center
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Phone: (719) 255-4336 | Location: Columbine Hall 316
Director: Matthew Balk, Ph.D. | Phone: (719) 255-4335 | mbalk@uccs.edu
 
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