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Revising and Editing

Since papers involved in graduate programs are typically extensive (e.g., portfolios and thesis projects), the Writing Center offers long-term tutoring to assist with revising and editing. We cannot, however, make recommendations for outside professional editing services, since we are unable to monitor the quality of external sources.

Tutoring Appointments

We encourage you to make multiple appointments with the same tutor on a weekly or biweekly basis, in order to get the best service and advice possible.

Tutoring appointments are free and can be anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes. Our tutoring appointments are face to face, involving both you and your tutor. Sessions are focused on your concerns and are intended to teach you how to become a better writer.

To learn how to make an appointment click here, call us 503.838.8286, or visit us in APSC 301.

Introduce Your Professors to the Writing Center

Classroom Workshops

The Writing Center facilitates in-class spotlight workshops to help students become successful writers while collaborating and participating in their own learning. We come into your class and demonstrate what our face-to-face tutoring appointments can do for you. In this manner, everyone in the class gains an understanding of how they can become better writers while also gaining a perspective on how to talk about writing.

The “Golden Tickets”

At the end of tutoring appointments, we offer you a gold-colored confirmation slip that serves as proof of your Writing Center appointment. Students often choose to attach these slips to their final papers as evidence of their investment in professors’ assignments.



Writing Center

503-838-8286 | or e-mail: | Location: APSC 301