Portland Writing Center
The Writing Center (WC) is located in Room 141 of the Portland Center library. Check the calendar for hours of operation, which may vary each semester. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-554-6055.
NOTE: Consultations (email, telephone, and face-to-face) will be done via appointment only on a first come, first served basis. With limited hours available each week, we encourage students to schedule an appointment early. Appointments last up to an hour in length. For email consultations, papers will be returned at the end of the hour scheduled, with another appointment necessary for follow-up.
What we do
We work with graduate and professional studies students to improve their writing. Face-to-face consultations are usually the most effective, but if an in-person appointment cannot be made, papers can be sent via email. A consultant will make comments on the paper and send it back. Further discussion and clarification can then take place over the phone as needed. No matter what the discipline is, clear, effective writing is imperative. We are not an editing service - we want to help students become better writers, not merely edit their papers for them - but we hope to work with students to develop the tools to write well. We can help students with the following elements of writing:
|Organization||Citation formatting (MLA, APA, or Turabian)|
|Paragraph structure||Software (e.g., Word, EndNote)|