The Writing Center is a separate entity from the DLRC. Visit the Writing Center website for more information and helpful writing links.
Mission of the Concordia University Writing Center
The Concordia Writing Center promotes the University's mission of empowering students for a life of learning and service by providing an environment for developing and refining independent writing.
What is the Writing Center?
The Writing Center is a place where students of all disciplines and writing abilities can discuss their writing with a trained writing consultant. Using methods which promote dialogue and inquiry, and formats such as one-to-one and small group conferencing, we help you achieve greater independence and confidence in your writing.
How much does it cost?
The Writing Center is an academic support service of the University and is free to all Concordia students seeking to improve their writing skills.
What is the purpose of the Writing Center?
The purpose of the Writing Center is to help you become a better writer. Because that is our focus, we do not proofread or edit work. We do, however, help you to become a better proofreader and editor of your own work.
Do I need an appointment?
You can drop by the Writing Center in Theta Lounge without an appointment; however, we recommend you make an appointment ahead of time to insure that a consultant is available to work with you. Appointments can be made either by phone at (949) 854-8002 ext. 1502 from off campus, or extension 1502 from any on-campus phone. You can also stop by the Writing Center in person to set an appointment. Appointments are generally one half-hour in length, though full hour appointments are possible, based on availability.
What if I can't make my appointment?
If you need to cancel, please call at least one hour before your scheduled appointment to cancel and reschedule. This courtesy allows other students who want an appointment to fill your spot.
How do I prepare for a session?
To prepare for a session, please bring in the assignment, a paper, or an idea for a paper, and allow ample time after your appointment to rethink and revise your work before it is due. Have clear directions from your professor on what kind of paper you are writing and what documentation style, if any, is required. If these instructions are unclear to you, ask your professor. At times, you may need help getting started. That's fine. Just remember to bring in your assignment sheet, extra paper for writing notes and ideas, and a clear sense of what you want to work on. During your session, it will be important for you to talk! This is your opportunity to discuss your writing. Consultants provide feedback but will not do the thinking or writing for you!
What else does the Writing Center have?
You can come into the Writing Center at any time to browse our shelf and use our resources. Dictionaries, thesauruses, style and grammar sheets, writing handbooks, and handouts on various documentation styles are available for you.
Does the Writing Center have a website with more information and useful links to writing resources?
Yes! Visit us at www.cui.edu/studentlife/writing-center.