Visit Our Writing Center for Help with Writing Assignments! 

Hello Political Science Students!

Happy New Year! Have any of you resolved to stop procrastinating on assignments this year?  Do you have a desire to improve your writing? As Winter Quarter gets underway, keep in mind the support the Political Science/Law, Societies & Justice/Jackson School of International Studies/Comparative History of Ideas Writing Center can provide for you!

The POLS/LSJ/JSIS/CHID Writing Center is located in Gowen 111 (to the left of the main Political Science office). Starting Monday, January 11, we are open weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (except for Fridays when we close at 2:30 pm).

Any student majoring in, or taking a course listed or cross-listed in, Political Science, Law Societies & Justice, the Jackson School of International Studies, or Comparative History of Ideas is welcome to use our center. Our undergraduate tutors are advanced students who have taken a broad array of courses in all of these disciplines. And all of them are paid to provide free help to you!

We work with students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming about a prompt or assignment to discussing problem spots in a working draft to a final draft that just needs a second set of eyes. We can also provide feedback to students who are working on admissions letters to graduate school or application letters of any type.

You can make an appointment now by going to our website, https://depts.washington.edu/pswrite. Our schedule fills up quickly, so signing up early is a good idea.  

Additionally, every day from 1:15 until close we have a tutor available just for drop-in sessions (no appointment needed). Of course, you are welcome to drop by the Writing Center whenever we are open and, if available, a tutor will be happy to work with you.

In racks outside the Center, we have hardcopy resources on writing, and all of them can also be found on our website. These short handouts cover topics such as paper organization, constructing a sound thesis statement, final draft checklist, citing print sources, and punctuation.

Please come see us! We look forward to working with you this year.

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