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Center for Writing

Writing is more than a skill or craft to be mastered. It is the way we dialogue with each other, investigate the unknown, and reflect on our development as both students and instructors. 

The Center for Writing aims to support both distinct groups — faculty and students — as they pursue the Ignatian concept eloquentia perfecta: eloquence in persuasive speech and writing produced for the common good. In support of this tradition and the College’s mission to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, and research, the Center promotes writing across campus in all disciplines, languages, and traditions.

Faculty support includes:

  • One-on-one consultation about course materials and writing pedagogies.
  • In-class workshops on peer response, thesis statements, introductions, essay organization, documentation, and more.
  • “Toolbox” Workshops – Nuts and bolts session that focus on common issues that arise in student writing. More than a discussion, faculty engage in a specific activity that can be adapted to fit individual teaching styles.
  • “Issues in Writing” Series – Multi-part presentations and discussions of large issues in teaching writing.
  • Faculty Writing Groups – Opportunities for faculty to work on their own writing with peers from across the disciplines.

Student support:

  • Writer’s Workshop
    • The Writer’s Workshop supports students of any level, in any discipline, and at any stage in the writing process in individual, 45-minute appointments with trained peer consultants.

The Center for Writing is located on the 2nd floor of Dinand library.