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Writing Center

University Writing Program

Writing Center


The Writing Center supports and promotes effective student writing across the University of Denver campus. In a non-evaluative collaborative setting, we help DU students with all kinds of writing projects: class assignments, personal writing, professional writing, and multimedia projects. We serve any student affiliated with the University and invite students in all classes, at all levels of writing ability, and at any stage of the writing process to visit us.

The Writing Center also operates a Community Writing Center in partnership with The Gathering Place and the Saint Francis Center. The Community Writing Center is co-directed by John Tiedemann and Rob Gilmor.


During our 45-minute collaborative consultations, we can help with any writing assignment or project at any stage, from brainstorming to final revisions. We encourage the development of writers by providing a supportive environment, populated by friendly, knowledgeable peers.

The Writing Center has a staff of about 20 undergraduate and graduate student consultants, all of whom attend a graduate-level course in the theory and practice of writing center work in their first quarter with us. Our consultants come from departments and programs across campus, including education, English, religious studies, international studies, social work, professional psychology, and music, among others. Writing Program faculty also work with the Writing Center to mentor new consultants and facilitate workshops in classes across campus.

Get Help on Any Writing Project

You may bring any writing project to the Writing Center, whether it's academic, personal, or professional. We work with writers in every subject area, from engineering to English and business to biology. Some of the projects we can help you with include the following:

■ Class writing assignments

■ Personal statements

■ Resumes and cover letters

■ Creative writing

■ Multi-media projects

Visit Us at Any Point in the Process

We will work with you at any point in the writing process: brainstorming, developing a thesis, organizing, revising, using sources, and editing. Our help is meant to foster strong critical thinking and decision-making. You maintain responsibility for your own work throughout the consultation; we do not edit or revise your work for you, but we will help you revise or edit it yourself.