What are you working on?  A paper? A speech? A job application?

We are available to work with you online or face-to-face in Cascade 112: Monday-Thursday 10-5 and Friday 10-3.

Also look for us in the WCC library, first floor, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-9 and Saturdays 12-4!

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

The thing I found most helpful was that the Writing Center Reader was writing down everything I was saying.... 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

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


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).