Writing a paper? A speech? A job or college application?

We are available to work with you online or face-to-face in Cascade 112: Monday-Thursday 10-4 and Friday 10-2.

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It's a great help for me to be able to get that specific feedback that the Writing Center Readers give. I can see myself learning to write and I really enjoy the learning process from it. Thank you!       —Jeremy

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While talking about my topic for a writing project for English 101, the thing I found most helpful was that the Writing Center Reader was writing down everything I was saying. I never realized this before, but it is really helpful to just talk while someone else is taking notes for me. I get distracted by myself, and my brainstorming gets too messy when I am writing and thinking at the same time. My ideas get jumbled and I lose my main focus. Once you give the Writing Center a chance, it is amazing to experience the effect. I learned that 30 minutes in the Center will save me hours of frustration. I learned that writing can be fun when you have someone to encourage you and help you through the writing process.           ­—Kelsie

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At the Writing Center, I went from feeling unsure of myself and the writing project to confident that I had/have the knowledge I need tucked away, and that I can execute this essay with buoyancy. My self-awareness of this grew as the Writing Center staff member and I worked together. I’m sure that I will get stuck again, and I won’t hesitate to ask someone at the Writing Center. I’ll confidently stop by or send an email, as I am sure to get a thoughtful, thought out, and honest response.      —Sara

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I just wanted to write and tell you how very inspiring it was for me to come into the Writing Center today.  I have constantly a fear of "new" things, and especially outside my comfort zone is talking to people I don't know, especially about my ideas.  I absolutely loved talking to Nicola, and just seeing how much I understood when I had someone to talk to was really encouraging, it helped me really see things more clearly....  I have a good idea of what I want to talk about now, instead of just a thread of an idea that I thought I had when I came in....              —Sabrina

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Our mission statement

The Writing Center serves Whatcom students who are writing for classes as well as for job and college applications. In the center, readers and writers talk—about an assignment, possible topics, the writer’s views and experiences, writing for college, how to cite sources, any subject related to writing. The writer’s goals and interests determine the direction any session will take, and his or her knowledge will be its foundation; the reader’s role is to assist as the writer explores his or her ideas and options. The readers on staff are curious, active, friendly WCC students who enjoy working and talking with others. We participate in ongoing staff education, are Writing Center users ourselves, regularly update our knowledge of WCC and online resources, and continually reflect on our interactions with writers. In the Writing Center, we work to create a collaborative, safe, intellectually-stimulating environment that welcomes diverse views and voices and supports energetic, genuine student scholarship.

We are affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Writing Centers Association (PNWCA) and the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA).