Enhancing Written Communication Skills

Enhancing Written Communication Skills through a Writing Center

A Writing Center merges two important theoretical perspectives on writing instruction:

  1. that writing is most usefully viewed as a process, and,
  2. that writing needs be student-centered, not faculty centered. That is, a Writing Center is not a response to faculty needs, or a substitution for faculty teaching.

The goal for establishing a Writing Center is to serve all students on campus by creating an environment where we replace the hierarchical model of teachers and students with a collaborative model of co-learners engaged in a shared activity of intellectual work.


  • Hired and trained six graduate and undergraduate tutors.
  • Conducted 959 thirty- to forty-minute conferences for students across campus in all disciplines. 213 of those 959 consultations were return visits.
  • Established a return rate of 22% for FY08. Expanded services on Saturday in the College of Education in September 2008.
For more information contact the Activity Coordinator: Dr. James Palmer
Inclement Weather Alert 9-20-2019

Due to inclement weather, the main campus and the northwest Houston center will delay opening until 10 a.m. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern, please exercise caution as you make your way to campus. The College of Nursing, Medical center campus will remain closed today.