The Writing and Communication Center supports the University of Washington Bothell's campus-wide culture of writing and communication by providing:
-Direct assistance to UW Bothell students, through individual conferences, group workshops, and online support
-Support to faculty through individual consultation, curriculum development and collaborative teaching
-Contributions to the scholarship on writing and communication pedagogy through programmatic research and collaboration with other educational institutions
Our approach emphasizes the use of thoughtful, intelligent dialogue to help students explore and develop their ideas. Peer consultants ask questions, share strategies, and help students assess their own work with skill and confidence. Consultants and students consider how changes in organization, style and mechanics can strengthen their work.
We offer three different kinds of conferences for students.
Face-to-face Conferences are 25-minutes long. Undergraduate students may sign up for two consecutive conferences for a total of 50 minutes a day, while grad students can make appointments for up to two hours, including breaks.
Students who are unable to visit us in person or who are more comfortable contacting us online can use our Online Conference service. We strive to respond to online submissions within 48 hours, but the exact timeframe depends on the volume of submissions we receive.
As a third option, we provide Phone Conferences for students who cannot visit us but want some "real-time" interaction. To make an appointment, please use our online schedule and write “Phone Appointment” and your phone number in the text box. Then, email your paper to email@example.com at least 30 minutes before your appointment.
The Writing and Communication Center also offers students the opportunity to meet with Peer Consultants as Conversation Partners for informal English language and cultural exchanges. Practice speaking English, expand your vocabulary, and gain confidence in your conversational skills.
The Writing and Communication Center also offers services for faculty. Director Dr. Karen Rosenberg consults faculty on how to integrate writing and communication practices into their courses and assignments. The Writing and Communication Center staff is available to introduce our services to your students. We also offer in-class workshops that integrate course materials with any phase of the reading, writing and communication process. If you are teaching a writing-centered class, consider adding a statement to your syllabus that encourages your students to use Writing and Communication Center services. Please feel free to share assignments with us for student feedback or to inform tutoring sessions.