Writing Center

Mission

The Writing Center at Rocky Mountain College, located in Tyler Hall 207, provides one-on-one consulting for student writers across disciplines, assisting them at any stage in the writing process to improve their writing and learning. Students can visit the Writing Center to brainstorm ways of approaching an assignment, read over a rough draft, proofread a draft, ask questions about correct citation methods, create an outline, and address any other concerns. Writing Consultants are prepared to help students from all academic disciplines with sensitivity to the values in those specific disciplines. Our goal – whatever the step in the writing process and whatever the class – is to instill confidence in students as writers so that they develop a strong sense of responsibility and dedication to their education.

Description of Consulting Sessions

Students are the primary agents in 30- and 60-minute writing center sessions. Writing consultants facilitate student writers by reading assignments aloud, developing conversations about these assignments, reading drafts aloud, identifying strengths in the writing, and helping students arrive at writing decisions that are sensitive to professors’ goals. Consultants rely upon question-asking strategies to provoke students’ critical thinking and creative expression in relationship to their writing. Students articulate their ideas aloud and put them in writing during sessions. While consultants help students improve individual essays, they ultimately seek to help students become better writers overall. 

Meet the Writing Center Consultants, and read student feedback on Writing Center visits.

Hours

Fall Semester 2014

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please email Nick Plunkey at nick.plunkey@rocky.edu.

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