Writing Center

Writing Center

Writing Center

Creighton Hall 136

For information, contact
Dr. Rob Dornsife
402.280.2178

Schedule a Session

Department of English

For information, contact
 Jill Dickey – Office Coordinator
402.280.2822
JillDickey@creighton.edu

For information, contact
Dr. Rob Dornsife
402.280.2178
RobertDornsife@creighton.edu

Creighton's Writing Center, directed by Dr. Rob Dornsife, is a place where writers from all corners of campus, students, staff, and faculty alike, can come for close work on their writing. Tutors work with writers on matters of clarity, assignment responsiveness, grammar, and all things literate. Make an appointment ahead of time: the Center fills up fast!

Schedule or cancel a session through the campus Compass Writing Center portal in Bluepoint


About the Writing Center

About the Writing Center

  • The most important thing we do at the Writing Center is to listen.
  • Having listened, we do nothing more or less than to ask questions, offer suggestions, take suggestions, and listen further still, together.
  • We recognize that all of us—as writers--bring a different set of experiences and expectations to our writing.
  • We work with and for any member of the Creighton community, broadly understood, who seeks a dialogue about his or her writing.
  • Our purpose is one of sharing and collaborative service.
  • We practice cura personalis. In our case, “care for the whole writer.”
  • We recognize that the Writing Center is a “sacred space,” and that the writers sharing such a space are making a brave step.
  • We welcome all writers “as they are” and “where they are,” and look forward to seeing writers progress, on their own terms, to the places they want to be.

Cancellations

Cancellations

The Writing Center has a STRICT cancellation/no-show policy:

  • If you come to the Writing Center and erase your name, this is not a "no-show." A "no-show" occurs when we have no in-person notification of your inability to be present.
  • If we record two "no-shows," then you will lose Writing Center privileges for one month, and all sessions you may have already scheduled would be cancelled.
  • Any missed hour-long session counts as two half hour sessions, and thus two "no-shows."
  • We understand that the people we serve are very busy. At the same time, please be aware that our waiting lists are often long: the session that you miss would be gladly taken by another student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does the Writing Center cost? The Writing Center is free for all members of the Creighton community.
  • How far in advance do I need to schedule a day and time? You should try to schedule a session as early as possible. The book tends to fill up very quickly.
  • Can I just drop in with a paper? We always welcome walk-in sessions; however, the book does tend to fill up quickly. As such, if there are no available sessions when you drop in, then we would not be available to collaborate with you.
  • Can I drop a paper off for someone to look at? Unfortunately, no. (Please see our Mission, above.)
  • What if I can't make my session? If you cannot make your session, please stop back and “white out” your name.
  • There are no available sessions for the time I need. What do I do? We have a Waiting List available for every day there are sessions scheduled. You can sign up with your name and a local phone number, and we will call you if there are any cancellations.
  • Who can I contact about other questions I have? You can contact the director, Rob Dornsife, at robert@creighton.edu (Rob’s faculty home page is here.)

Resources

Scheduling a Session

Scheduling a Session

  • The preferred way to schedule or cancel a session is through the campus Compass Writing Center portal in Bluepoint. You may try calling to schedule or cancel a session but we are often unable to answer our phone.
  • Sessions are usually 25 minutes long, and you have the option to sign up for two consecutive sessions.

Suggestions

  • The schedule tends to fill up quickly, so try to schedule sessions as far in advance as possible.
  • If possible, try to bring as much information about the writing project as possible: any outlines and/or brainstorming, the assignment, a professor's written comments and/or expectations, peer responses, and/or anything else that you think might be of interest.
  • Our space has WiFi access and computers with full access.