Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free assistance with writing to all Westminster students, faculty, and staff. When you come to the Writing Center you can expect an individualized session with an experienced writing consultant.


You can receive feedback on your writing in a face-to-face consultation at the Writing Center or electronically in an eConsultation. Walk in to be seated as soon as possible or make an appointment online. Stop by the Writing Center or schedule an appointment to meet with a consultant in person. To receive feedback electronically, upload your writing and include a description of the assignment on the appointment form. A consultant will respond to eConsultation requests within two business days (not counting days when we are closed). If in-person appointments are not available during our regular hours, we will see writers on a walk-in basis.

Make an Appointment

Contact Us

We are located in the Writing and Design Studio, Bassis Center for Student Learning


Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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.

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.

To prepare:

  • 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.


For more handouts and information about writing, check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), the Online Writing Center, and Accredited Colleges' Writing Center.

Citing and Using Sources

Different areas of study favor particular ways of citing sources. Your teachers will likely indicate which style of source citation they would like you to use. If they don't, ask!

Applications & Proposals


Grammar & Punctuation

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Writing Center offers assistance to all Westminster students, faculty, and staff on any aspect of writing. In addition to offering faculty and staff feedback on their writing, we also provide workshops and assistance with assignment design.

Please contact the Writing Center Director, Chris LeCluyse (x2417 or clecluyse@westminstercollege.edu) if you would like . . .

  • Writing Center brochures
  • a brief presentation of the Writing Center's services
  • an in-depth workshop on topics such as revision, academic style, citing sources, or particular kinds of writing
  • help with incorporating writing into a course, designing writing assignments, or giving feedback to students

Commenting on Student Papers Workshop




Westminster College consists of a community of learners with a long and honored tradition of caring deeply about students and their education. Founded in Fall 2004, the Westminster College Writing Center is proud to continue that tradition. As part of the Information Commons, the Writing Center is committed to helping students to engage with ideas, investigate rhetorical choices, and make informed decisions about their own writing. The Writing Center is dedicated to helping students of all levels and abilities, from all disciplines, at any stage of the writing process. Our services include one-on-one and small group peer writing consultations in areas such as

  • Generating, organizing and developing ideas
  • Proofreading written work effectively
  • Writing persuasively
  • Conducting research
  • Citing and quoting sources responsibly

In addition to these student services, the Writing Center offers support for faculty who teach writing and assign writing in their courses. To achieve that goal, the Writing Center collaborates with other departments and programs to assess and develop writing curricula. The Writing Center also maintains a small library on writing theory and practice available to all members of the College community.

Writing Center instruction conforms to the Westminster College Policy on Academic Honesty, insisting that all academic work be the honest product of each student's own endeavors.

Register For ENGL 310: Theory and Teaching of Writing

This course, offered spring semester each year, will introduce you to the teaching of college-level writing as well as the ideas behind it. In addition to learning about rhetoric and composition theory, you will see how writing is taught in the Westminster College Writing Center and conduct your own writing consultations. Completing this course will qualify you to work in the Writing Center as a paid consultant. ENGL 310 has been designated a service-learning course. It also counts as an upper-division elective for the English major and meets the advanced writing requirement if it is taken for 3 or 4 hours. To accommodate internship hours, the class will meet for one 2-hour period each week.