UTPA University Writing Center

UTPA University Writing Center The University Writing Center offers current UTPA students, faculty & staff free tutoring sessions in academic writing, for all disciplines & all levels.

The University Writing Center (UWC) offers UTPA students, faculty, and staff assistance with academic writing in all disciplines. Peer tutors, certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, assist students in meeting class writing assignment requirements. Other components housed within the UWC are a faculty-reserved computer classroom and the UTPA Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Mission: The University Writing Center strives to provide a positive writing climate on the UTPA campus by offering writing assistance to the university community. To this end, the UWC mission includes the following goals: To serve the UTPA community by assisting students, faculty, and staff to become better writers, critical thinkers, and effective communicators. To provide an awareness of the UWC services by offering in-class presentations and workshops, and campus-wide publicity of the UWC. To offer face-to-face tutorials for students who need writing feedback, as well as to create a virtual environment through the on-line weekend writing service. To encourage Writing Across the Curriculum initiatives through services such as peer tutoring, in-class workshops, and faculty workshop support. To assist WAC by housing WAC text resources. To provide information, resources, and links related to the writing process through topic-related workshops, the UWC website, and available printed handouts.

Operating as usual

05/14/2015

If you are taking classes during the Minimester or just trying to get ahead for your Summer I or II classes, you'll be glad to know that the University Writing Center will have a couple of tutors available during the Minimester. Our hours will be M-Th 9:00-5:00 and F 9:00-1:00. We are on the third floor of the STAC Building, just to the left of the elevator, room 3.119. Come see us!

Congratulations to all our tutors who received College Reading and Learning Association Certification at our annual awar...
05/01/2015

Congratulations to all our tutors who received College Reading and Learning Association Certification at our annual awards ceremony on May 1. Thank you for your excellence all year long!

Outstanding Writing Tutor of the Year with Writing Center staff and the Interim Director of the LAC.
05/01/2015

Outstanding Writing Tutor of the Year with Writing Center staff and the Interim Director of the LAC.

CONGRATULATIONS to Amanda Calderon, winner of the 2014-15 Outstanding Writing Tutor of the Year Award!  Awesome work!
04/22/2015

CONGRATULATIONS to Amanda Calderon, winner of the 2014-15 Outstanding Writing Tutor of the Year Award! Awesome work!

04/13/2015

Hi, Broncs! It's getting near the end of the semester, and the University Writing Center is ready to offer assistance with all your writing projects. Remember that this time of year is very busy in the Writing Center, though, so don't wait till just a day or two before your paper is due. We also offer writing tutoring in the LAC from 5:00-6:30 on Mon., Tues., and Wed. evenings.

03/12/2015

The University Writing Center wishes all Broncs a fun and safe Spring Break! During that week, we will have one tutor available for limited tutoring, 9:00-1:00 and 2:00-5:00.

01/23/2015

Welcome back, Broncs! Beginning Monday, Jan. 26, the UWC will hold evening tutoring sessions (Mon. through Wed., 5:00-6:30 pm) in the Learning Assistance Center (LAC), room 104. This way, evening students who want assistance with more than one subject will be able to get all their tutoring in one location.

12/02/2014

Hello, Broncs! As the semester winds down, remember that the Writing Center is open all this week (including Dead Days), and all of final exam week. We have great tutors who can help with all your writing, reading, and studying needs. We also have computers all around the room, so come on by to work on your assignments, even if you don't need a one-on-one session with a tutor.

Hello, Broncs!Our hardworking tutors are promoting our services all over campus!If you happen to need assistance with yo...
09/29/2014

Hello, Broncs!
Our hardworking tutors are promoting our services all over campus!
If you happen to need assistance with your writing, make sure to stop by the STAC Building, Room 3.119. We will be open until 6:30 pm, and we are ready to help.
Pay us a visit, and have a great week!

Good morning, Broncs!Make sure to stop by the Ballroom for the Majors Fair, our tutors will be there to inform you about...
09/23/2014

Good morning, Broncs!
Make sure to stop by the Ballroom for the Majors Fair, our tutors will be there to inform you about our services and assist you in anything you need.
Go take a look around and don't forget to visit us at the Writing Center. We're at the STAC Building, Room 3.119 and we will be open until 6:30 pm today, stop by!

UTPA University Writing Center's cover photo
09/22/2014

UTPA University Writing Center's cover photo

Hello, Broncs! For more information on the Writing Center, take a look at our flyer and pay us a visit! We're here to he...
09/02/2014

Hello, Broncs! For more information on the Writing Center, take a look at our flyer and pay us a visit! We're here to help.

Hey, Broncs!  We're officially open in our new location.  Come by the STAC Building, room 3.119 for tutoring assistance ...
09/02/2014

Hey, Broncs! We're officially open in our new location. Come by the STAC Building, room 3.119 for tutoring assistance with all your writing, reading, critical thinking, Web 2.0, and study skills needs. We work with group projects, too!

06/25/2014

Hello, Broncs! The end of Summer I is fast approaching, and the University Writing Center can provide assistance with all your writing projects, as well as any guidance you might need for reading challenging texts or studying for major exams. No appointment required! Just come by ACSB 2.130 and let us help. It's free!

Good morning, Broncs!Don't forget The University Writing Center is open. We encourage you to come visit us! We're happy ...
06/25/2014

Good morning, Broncs!
Don't forget The University Writing Center is open. We encourage you to come visit us! We're happy to assist you :)
Today (June 25), we will be offering a training session on how to use Prezi, an innovative alternative to a PowerPoint presentation. Come join us from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm and learn a new way to make your presentations even more attractive.
Have an amazing day!

Good morning, UTPA!Quick reminder: The University Writing Center is open, and our tutors are available to assist you on ...
06/18/2014

Good morning, UTPA!
Quick reminder: The University Writing Center is open, and our tutors are available to assist you on any writing assignments you want them to help with. You're more than welcome to come by!
Today (June 18), we will be having a presentation on how to utilize Diigo and A.nnotate, two of our favorite note-taking e-tools. Join us from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm to master yourself in their use.
Have a wonderful day!

Good morning, Broncs!As the pace of the summer session increases, remember the University Writing Center is available to...
06/11/2014

Good morning, Broncs!
As the pace of the summer session increases, remember the University Writing Center is available to help you with any assignment that may require our assistance. Feel free to stop by!
Today (June 11), we will be offering a training session from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on how to use both Google Drive and Google Hangouts, powerful e-tools you'll find very useful. We encourage you to come and join us. Have a really nice day!

Did we mention popcorn?POPCORN.FREE POPCORN AT THE WRITING CENTER, EVERY WEDNESDAY!Few supplies left, come get yours! Do...
06/04/2014

Did we mention popcorn?
POPCORN.
FREE POPCORN AT THE WRITING CENTER, EVERY WEDNESDAY!
Few supplies left, come get yours! Don't let the tutors eat it all!

Good morning, UTPA! Hoping the third day of school is great for everyone. We'd like to remind you that the University Wr...
06/04/2014

Good morning, UTPA! Hoping the third day of school is great for everyone. We'd like to remind you that the University Writing Center is open and at your service!
If you are interested in learning how to use one of our favorite e-tools, Glogster, we will be offering a training session today (June 4) from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come by and learn how to make your presentations stand out!

Good morning, Broncs!Remember the University Writing Center is open during the Summer.  Here's our schedule--you're more...
06/03/2014

Good morning, Broncs!
Remember the University Writing Center is open during the Summer. Here's our schedule--you're more than welcome to pay us a visit!

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welcome back, Broncs!The University Writing Center has opened its doors and is ready to assist you.  Feel free to stop b...
06/02/2014

Welcome back, Broncs!
The University Writing Center has opened its doors and is ready to assist you. Feel free to stop by--we're here to help you!
Good luck everyone, let's make the best out of this Summer session! :)

Students, If you are currently working on a writing project, the UWC is open during the break before Summer I.  We have ...
05/21/2014
UTPA :: DAA - University Writing Center - Writing Center

Students, If you are currently working on a writing project, the UWC is open during the break before Summer I. We have limited tutoring available face-to-face, or you may want to try out our Skype tutoring from home! Just click on "Skype Tutoring" in the menu bar of the UWC home page -- http://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/daa_home/writing_home -- and read the instructions for intake, scheduling, and tutoring guidelines.

Website dedicated to the UTPA University Writing Center

04/29/2014

Broncs, the University Writing Center is here to help with all your end-of-semester papers and projects! It's that time of the semester when we do sometimes have a bit of a waiting line, though, so please plan accordingly. We're here Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-8:00 and Fri., 8:30-1:00. We will be open regular hours during Dead Days and all through final exam week.

04/29/2014

Many thanks to Dr. Deborah Cole and her Language & Culture class for their Glogster presentations this morning in the COLTT Center. Excellent glogs, everybody!

UTPA University Writing Center's cover photo
04/17/2014

UTPA University Writing Center's cover photo

This year's UTPA Researched Essay Contest for freshmen and sophomores culminated in the awards ceremony and reception on...
04/17/2014

This year's UTPA Researched Essay Contest for freshmen and sophomores culminated in the awards ceremony and reception on April 16. We had ten prize winners! Congratulations to our excellent student essayists!

Timeline Photos
03/05/2014

Timeline Photos

Hey, Broncs,  The University Writing Center is open all this week (remember, we always close at 1:00 on Fridays), and ou...
03/05/2014

Hey, Broncs, The University Writing Center is open all this week (remember, we always close at 1:00 on Fridays), and our Weekend Online Writing Service will be available through March 9. All UWC tutoring services will be closed from Monday, March 10-Sunday, March 16. We re-open on Monday, March 17 (Happy St. Patrick's Day!).

Mid-term exams are almost upon us!  Come by the University Writing Center, ACSB 2.130, for help in organizing your readi...
02/25/2014

Mid-term exams are almost upon us! Come by the University Writing Center, ACSB 2.130, for help in organizing your readings, hand-outs, textbooks, class lecture notes, and online materials. We can help you synthesize numerous sources on a topic and cut through the clutter of zillions of facts to find the most crucial information. Just bring your materials with you, no appointment necessary. Go, Broncs!

UTPA University Writing Center's cover photo
02/18/2014

UTPA University Writing Center's cover photo

02/18/2014
University College » Blog Archive » University Writing Center

Check out our blog on the new University College web page! http://blogs.utpa.edu/ugs/2014/02/11/university-writing-center/

The University Writing Center is the perfect place to visit so that you can work on writing assignments and projects of all kinds. We work with students at all levels and in all subjects, from developmental through graduate, from history or English class assignments to writing in the health science...

The University Writing Center won the Bronc Spirit Award at Homecoming, 2014.  We've won two years in a row--way to go, ...
02/18/2014

The University Writing Center won the Bronc Spirit Award at Homecoming, 2014. We've won two years in a row--way to go, UWC!

UWC tutors preparing for Bronc Homecoming BBQ, 2014
02/14/2014

UWC tutors preparing for Bronc Homecoming BBQ, 2014

Got online reading materials (including things on Blackboard) that you need to annotate, highlight, and study?  Come to ...
02/04/2014

Got online reading materials (including things on Blackboard) that you need to annotate, highlight, and study? Come to the Writing Center and ask the tutor to teach you how to use Diigo! Diigo can also be used for group work and shared. :-)

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