Writing Center Mission
We, the staff of the Kalamazoo College Writing Center, strive to assist the students of this college to create stronger pieces of writing. We will work to accomplish this by helping students hone the skills that they already possess as writers and editors, providing them with strategies and constructive feedback so that they may seek further accomplishment in the craft of writing. We are not an editing service and do not promise perfect papers. We will help students with any kind of writing and any related skills. We will not simply correct mistakes, but will work together to improve our understanding, interaction with and use of the English language.
About the Writing Center
The Writing Center is staffed by Kalamazoo College students who are selected through a competitive interview process and trained to assist their peers with all types of writing and all stages in the writing process. Writing Consultants work with students in individual thirty or fifty minute appointments or on a walk-in basis.
The Writing Center is located in the Upjohn Library Commons, Room 110. You can walk in during open hours or make an appointment by emailing WritingCenter@kzoo.edu. When you email for an appointment, be sure to indicate the date and time you would like to come and whether you have a writing consultant preference. We'll email you back to confirm.
Fall Quarter Hours of Operation (beginning Week 1):
Writing Center, UL 110: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm; Sundays through Thursdays, 8pm-11pm. Email WritingCenter@kzoo.edu to schedule an appointment or walk in during our open hours.
Writing Center Express, Trowbridge first floor lounge & Harmon main lounge: Sundays & Thursdays, 10pm-midnight. Walk-ins only.
International and ESL Students: The Writing Center welcomes international students and students for whom English is not a first language during regular hours. Faculty member and ESL specialist Robert Gardener is also available on Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:30pm-5:30pm. Drop in during those times or email Robert Gardener at Robert.Gardener@kzoo.edu to make an appointment.
For more information, contact:
Amy Newday, Writing Center Director
phone: (269) 337-7381
office: Upjohn Library 110