Writing Center – About Us

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Services

Writing Center services are available to currently enrolled CWI students. This includes dual credit high school students enrolled at CWI or Boise State University.

In-Person, Online, & Walk-in Appointments

  • Work one-on-one with a writing consultant through our writing center locations or schedule an online video chat. 
  • Walk-in appointments are available based upon staffing availability. Wait times may vary.
  • Making an appointment is the best way to receive assistance from our staff in a timely manner.
  • Appointments can be canceled up until the appointment start time through the online scheduling system or by contacting the Writing Center at 208.562.2516 or writing@cwi.edu.

Schedule a Writing Center Appointment

    Drop-in Help

    • Drop-in for help with checking a citation, formatting, etc.
    • Drop-in services can last up to 20 minutes and are offered upon staffing availability. Wait times may vary.

    Email Consultations

      Tutor.com

      • In a rush? Send you writing to Tutor.com for feedback via Blackboard.
      • Contact the Writing Center for help accessing this resource.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What should I bring to my appointment?

      The most important thing to bring to your Writing Center appointment is an openness to work on your writing! Other things that help make a session successful are: the assignment sheet, any class notes or course texts that pertain to the assignment, and any written work you have completed so far.

      How many pages can we go through during my appointment?

      To receive a thorough review of your writing, 7 pages is the maximum amount for one appointment. Please schedule additional appointments for writing more than 7 pages long.

      What if I don’t have anything written yet?

      While a draft is helpful, it is not necessary to schedule an appointment. Our team is happy to help brainstorm ideas to get you started.

      Does my writing have to be printed?

      While our team is happy to review your writing on any medium, please consider this: A paper copy gives you something to make notes on. It also helps you to see the paper in a new way and get a sense of how your reader will see it. If you don't have a paper copy available, make sure your draft is accessible on a computer or laptop.

      What can the Writing Center help with? 

      Our consultants are experienced readers and writers who can work with a variety of writing from all across the disciplines. This includes academic and creative writing, personal statements for graduate or professional schools, applications for internships, and scholarships. We can also help with reports or writing from your workplace.

      Writing Center services do not include proofreading. That said, our consultants will help you find patterns of error and work with you on how you can learn to fix those errors yourself.

      How often may I schedule an appointment?

      To ensure you have time to work on your writing between visits to the Writing Center, appointments are limited to: 

      • 1 appointment per day, either 30- or 60-minute sessions
      • 2 hours per week, Monday through Saturday
      • 1 assignment per session

      How do I obtain verification for my visit? 

      Upon request, the Writing Center can email you an appointment verification of your visit.  

      What is the cancelation policy? 

      • Appointments are marked as  at 10 minutes into the appointment block.
      • Students who show up after the 10-minute mark will be asked to reschedule.
      • If you make an effort to communicate with us within 24 hours of your missed appointment, missed / no-show will be removed from your account.
      • Three missed / no-shows with no communication will result in being blocked from scheduling future appointments for the rest of the semester. Students may still utilize the Writing Center via a drop-in or email consultation. 
      • If we happen to miss an email or phone call to cancel your appointment and the appointment is marked as missed / no-show, our team will correct the error.

      Please email the Writing Center at writing@cwi.edu with any additional questions or concerns.