Adopted from Boise State University's Writing and Math Center, below are policies which you, the student, should be aware of before your first visit. If you have any questions, please call (208) 535-5490.
The Writing Center is open to any member of the CEI community, and our tutors will help you at any stage of your writing process, from brainstorming ideas to polishing final drafts. We are an active learning center, which means that our tutors work with you, not for you. We will ask questions to prompt your thinking and offer suggestions about what can be done in certain writing situations, but you will make the final decisions on your writing. Everything you write belongs to you; your end product should retain your own voice and ideas.
You may schedule an appointment by calling, emailing, or going to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16532641 or drop in for assistance at any time the Center is open. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are advised as the tutors are often in high demand. Appointments will be honored ahead of walk-ins, but only if you arrive on time for your appointment, so please be punctual. If you are more than 10 minutes late, we will ask you to reschedule.
If the writing you are working on is for a class, please bring a copy of the relevant assignment with you. If there is no written assignment sheet, please bring any notes you’ve taken or information you’ve been given about the outline. It is also helpful for tutors to know of any of the teacher’s previous comments.
We are happy to help you identify errors and teach you how to correct them. You cannot drop off a paper and have the tutors edit it. We also cannot offer any suggestions as to what grade a paper may receive.