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Locations & Hours, Summer 2017

King Center (KC 415)
Open June 5 - July 28 (closed July 4)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Make an appointment at the King Center location.

Student Success Building (SSB 230G, through SSB 237) 
Open June 5 - July 28 (closed July 4)
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Make an appointment at the SSB location.

Writing Center at the Auraria Library
**located in the Knowledge Market, 1st floor of the Library near the old main entrance  
Open June 5 - July 28 (closed July 4)
Make an appointment at the Writing Center at the Auraria Library (be sure to select Auraria Library: Denver Campus from the dropdown menu).

Our locations in the Administration Building (AD 260) and Access Center (PL 122A1) will open again in the fall. 

Get it in writing!

Do you want to say what you really mean? plan and organize a writing project? document source material? avoid plagiarism? make writing less stressful? learn how to proofread your work?

Get help at any stage of a writing project, from finding a topic to organizing the content to producing the final draft.

We work with writers in all areas of study, at all levels, in all stages of their writing processes, and with all types of writing projects. The Writing Center offers students resources for developing as writers and thinkers, sharing their work and ideas, and receiving thoughtful feedback on work in progress in a practical, friendly, collaborative environment. In our humble opinion, all students would benefit from working with a writing advisor.

We can help you with 

  • essays and research papers for any class
  • senior capstone projects and portfolios
  • Honors theses
  • Individualized Degree Program rationales
  • scholarship essays
  • graduate school application essays
  • creative writing, including poetry and fiction
  • resumes and cover letters

We offer 40 minute consultations and 10 minute Ask a Question sessions. Ask a Question sessions are designed for students to ask one or two simple questions, such as "how should I cite this source?" For all other situations, we recommend a 40 minute consultation.

Please note that if you are a MSU Denver student needing help with writing for a CCD class (such as ENG 060 or ENG 090), you should go to the CCD Writing Center on the fourth floor of the Confluence Building. 

Learn more about the Writing Center by viewing our orientation video here.


2016-17 Workshop Schedule

Attend one of our interactive workshops to learn about a specific aspect of writing in a group setting. All workshops will take place in the Writing Center’s SSB location (SSB 230G). No reservation necessary—just show up!

  • Understanding Writing Assignments. Facilitated by Brenda W. Monday, September 12, 2-3:15. 
  • Managing a Large Writing Project. Facilitated by Melissa. Tuesday, October 11, 2-3:15. 
  • Therapeutic Writing: Using Writing to Clear Your Head, Understand Yourself, and Be a Better You.  Facilitated by Erienne. Wednesday, October 19, 3:30-4:45. 
  • Citing Sources in APA Format.  Facilitated by Pam. Wednesday, November 9, 3:30-4:45. 
  • Mastering Grammar and Punctuation Basics. Facilitated by Erienne. Thursday, February 9, 2-3:15. 
  • Focusing and Developing Thesis Statements. Facilitated by Erienne. Monday, March 6, 2-3:15. 
  • Citing Sources in MLA Format. Facilitated by Turia. Tuesday, April 4, 3:30-4:45.
Want to hone your craft with other writers?

Join or form a writing group! The Writing Center is happy to host student, faculty, and/or staff writing groups, providing a comfortable space and coffee! 

Here are some tips for forming groups: 

1. Find other writers. You might ask classmates to join, post a flyer announcing that your group needs members in the Writing Center, and ask your writing professors to suggest peers who might be interested. 

2. Decide on a regular time to meet. Meeting once a week might be difficult to maintain once the semester gets rolling. Groups often find that one meeting a month is managable without being overwhelming. 

3. Discuss with your members what kind of group you want to be: a workshopping group that shares and comments on drafts? an accountability group that shares goals and encourages each other? a shut-up-and-write group that meets to write? 

4. Establish ground rules. If drafts are to be discussed, who will bring drafts? How long will discussion last? If you are a shut-up-and-write group, will there be designated time for socializing? 

To arrange to use the Writing Center for your meetings, call us at 303-556-6070 or come by in person. 

 

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