Message from the Director
Writing is an essential skill to develop throughout your life, regardless of your career path or professional interests. 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 collaborate with you to strengthen your writing skills.
The Writing Center helps students from all classes and majors across the University. We do accept walk-ins, but you are not guaranteed an appointment with a consultant unless you have signed up online. Additionally, we stop accepting walk-ins 30 minutes before we close for the day, so plan ahead! The Writing Center is also a great place to study. We have plenty of computers, a printer, and free coffee & tea.
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; my office is in the back of the center.
Matthew Balk, Ph.D.
We now offer 2 appointment time lengths in order to better serve the needs of all students.
1-2 page writing projects
Brief sentence-level feedback
3+ page writing projects
Analyzing your Assignment Guidelines
Organization & Structure Feedback
Finals Week Hours
Quote of the Week
“If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”
― George Orwell