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About The Writing Center

The Writing Center is available to help all Westminster College students at every stage of the writing process, from planning written work to writing and revising it. In addition, the Writing Center can help you develop your abilities to locate authoritative sources, cite and quote them responsibly, and write persuasively.

Writing Consultants are trained in issues of grammar and punctuation and can teach you how to edit and proofread your paper, but they will not edit or proofread for you. All work done and discussed in the Writing Center will remain confidential and will not be shared without your permission.

Making an appointment is not necessary, but writers with appointments will be seated first. To make an appointment, call the Writing Center at 801.832.2271 or stop by the Information Commons in the Library. Sessions run for up to 50 minutes. If you are more than 10 minutes late for a session, your appointment may be cancelled. In order to be able to serve the most students, the Writing Center limits all students to one session per day and two sessions per week. If you cannot make a scheduled appointment, please call the Writing Center.


  • Please bring your student ID to the Writing Center.  
  • Allow at least forty-five minutes for your consultation and come at least two hours before the paper is due. Otherwise, you will not have enough time to receive help on your writing and revise it accordingly.  
  • Please limit your visits to one per day and two per week for each assignment. 
  • Come with a sense of what you would like to work on.

Our Writing Consultants

The writing consultants at Westminster College are advanced writers who have been trained to help you improve your writing. Consultants represent such diverse disciplines as biology, business, chemistry, economics, education, English, environmental studies, history, music, philosophy, religious studies, and social sciences.