About Us

About the Center for Writing Excellence

Welcome to the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE)! The CWE, located in multiple locations across campus, provides a comfortable atmosphere for a one-to-one tutoring session with a qualified writing assistant.

Students may schedule one or more appointments with a writing assistant. To arrange an appointment, please call 836-2644 or stop by the Student Success Center on the second floor of Centennial Hall. As the semester proceeds, sessions fill quickly, so we encourage students to make appointments as soon as possible during the writing process. Walk-in appointments are also offered in the main center depending on availability, but our five satellite centers located across campus are designed to accommodate walk-in sessions only. 

Exceptional students from a variety of majors are eager to assist you with your writing in any discipline and at any stage in the writing process. All writing assistants complete an upper-level tutoring course and are regularly mentored and evaluated. They will help if you're just beginning to brainstorm, needing to go over a final version of your work, or anything in between. Whether your assignment is a long research paper, short essay, personal statement, or business letter, help is available for you in the Center for Writing Excellence!

Our Mission

The Center for Writing Excellence fosters:

  • A culture of writing and critical inquiry that transcends academic disciplines;
  • An atmosphere of collaboration among students, faculty, and the community;
  • A comfortable setting for peer consultation where students learn from each other;
  • An appreciation of rhetoric in a variety of texts and writing environments.

Established in 2009 by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Day on Writing celebrates composition in all forms - from stories, poems, and letters to text messages, videos, and audio recordings - and demonstrates how writing is a vital part of our everyday lives. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) hosts a celebration every year on Thursday, October 19, 2017 and invites the community to join! 

During our all-day, across-campus celebration, the CWE holds special events to celebrate writing. There are brief writing activities across campus in exchange for a sweet treat: write a haiku in Davies Center, build your own Shakespearean insult on the first floor of McIntyre Library, create a two-sentence horror story on the first floor of Hibbard Hall, or tell us #WhyIWrite for our photo campaign on the first floor of Centennial Hall. You could also drop by the second floor of McIntyre Library to contribute to the collaborative story written on the glass walls of the CWE. 

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