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Encourage Your Students to visit the Center for Writing Excellence

Information about the CWE you can include on your syllabus:

The Center for Writing Excellence is a free service offering individual writing support for all UWEC students, staff, and faculty at any stage of any writing project. Depending on where you are in your writing process when you visit the CWE and what your major concerns are, a session might involve deciding how to approach a particular assignment, identifying a thesis and sculpting a rough outline, reading a rough draft to check for general coherence and clarity, incorporating new material into a revision, addressing problems of grammar and sentence structure, learning how to cite sources properly – or any of a myriad of other questions about writing. As you get ready for a visit to the CWE:
  • Bring a written copy of the assignment
  • Know your instructor's expectations for writing in your discipline
  • Know the name of citation style you need to use, if applicable
  • Bring any previous feedback that you have received
  • Think about what you want to address in your session, as this will focus your writing efforts and get the process of self-reflection started, which is an instrumental part of the writing process. 
The CWE offers support in multiple locations around campus:
  • Student Success Center, Second floor of Centennial Hall, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to noon. (drop-in and appointments)
  • Second floor of McIntyre Library, Monday-Thursday 1-8 p.m. (drop-in and appointments)
  • Online at, Monday-Thursday 9-8 p.m. (appointment only)
  • Haas Fine Arts Center, Room 153, Tuesday and Thursday 2-3 p.m. (drop-in only)
  • Bridgman Hall, Basement, Sunday and Monday 5-8 p.m. (drop-in only)
  • Towers Hall, Common, Tuesday-Thursday 5-8 p.m. (drop-in only)

Visit the CWE site at for more information or to make an appointment.

Writing Assistant Referral

Recommend your most talented students to take ENGL 397, Tutoring Academic Writing, so that they can work as paid tutors in the Center for Writing Excellence.

Class Visit

Request an orientation session in the Center for Writing Excellence.

Writing Fellows

Writing Fellows are high-achieving, experienced Center for Writing Excellence writing assistants strategically assigned to work in writing-intensive courses. ELL (English Language Learner) Fellows work in English Language Learner courses while Interdisciplinary Writing Fellows work in upper-level (300 and above) courses.

Faculty Writing Support Program

The CWE supports all writers at UWEC, providing our faculty with the support they need to become—or continue to be—a productive writer and scholar. The CWE's Faculty Writing Support Program offers ongoing support and resources for faculty and staff as they write. Whether new to UWEC or a seasoned colleague, ALL faculty and staff are eligible to benefit.

Scholarly Resources

Handouts and other materials developed for Center for Writing Excellence workshops and provided by guest speakers.