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Spring Writing Center Info!

Submitted by Caterina Rost on April 7, 2016 - 1:19pm

Hello Political Science Students!

Do you want to finish the academic year with your strongest papers yet? Do you have a desire to improve your academic writing? Keep in mind the support the Political Science/ Law, Societies & Justice/ Jackson School of International Studies/ Comparative History of Ideas Writing Center can provide!

The POLS/LSJ/JSIS/CHID Writing Center is located in Gowen 111 (to the left of the main Political Science office). Our current hours for spring are:

Monday 9:30-4:30
Tuesday 11:15-4:30
Wednesday 9:30-4:30
Thursday 9:45-4:30
Friday 9:30-2:30

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

Our goal at the Writing Center is to help you not only with the assignment in front of you, but also to develop your writing and argumentation skills more generally. 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: 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, there are hardcopy resources on writing, and all of them can also be found on our website. These short handouts cover diverse topics such as paper organization, constructing a sound thesis statement, final draft checklist, citing print sources, and punctuation.  Digital copies of these handouts are available on our website at:

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

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