The Write Place
See what makes the Write Place special.

Welcome to the Write Place

The Write Place is open for Spring Term

Visit us at our main location: Roesch Library's Second Floor, West End.  No appointment necessary.

Monday-Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm

Friday: 10 am to 1pm

Sunday: 4 pm to 8 pm

HELPING FIND THE WRITER IN YOU!

As part of the LTC's Office of Writing, Research and New Media, the Write Place exists to enhance writing competency across the curriculum for all students. We strive to create a comfortable, collaborative environment in which learning can flourish.

Staffed by exceptionally talented students from a variety of disciplines, the Write Place can assist with a wide range of writing challenges such as:

  • First-year student’s English 100 assignments
  • International student’s mastery of English idioms
  • Upper-level student’s research papers
  • Student’s applications to graduate schools

Stop by and see what we can do to help you become a stronger writer!

Digital Drop Off

If you are unable to stop in for a writing support session, you may email your paper as an attachment to writeplace@udayton.edu.  A Write Place consultant will spend 30 minutes on a total of 5 pages of your document, offering comments about organization, content, and mechanics using the revision tool in MS Word.  If your paper is longer than 5 pages, it must be emailed separately in 5 page increments. A response to your paper can be expected within 48 hours.

Make an Appointment

If you have a tight schedule or do not wish to chance waiting in line, make an appointment!

Please fill out the form to schedule an appointment. You will receive a confirmation email from the Write Place within 24 hours of submitting the form.

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Resources

Did you leave the Write Place with suggestions to focus on subject/verb agreement or avoiding passive voice and are unsure how to proceed? Are you unable to visit the Write Place but have questions about semicolon usage?

Try looking at the Write Place study cards and resources! These links will offer support for your grammar questions and ways to practice your newfound understanding. 

WRITE PLACE STUDY CARDS:

ELL Support

ELL is an acronym for English Language Learners. This term is used to reflect that learning a language is an ongoing process and that for many international students, English is a third, fourth, or even fifth language -- not a second language as the term ESL (English as a Second Language) previously intimated. 

To serve our ELL clientele struggling with writing English, we have 3 Language Facilitators on staff. These consultants are Chinese-speaking and can host a one-on-one session or can provide assistance to an English-speaking consultant working with a Chinese-speaking student. Please note, the session will be hosted in English and you will be encouraged to participate in English. The role of the Language Facilitator is to offer clarity and work on common issues that Chinese students often encounter when writing in English.

We hope to add an Arabic-speaking Language Facilitator to our team. If you are interested or know someone with strong English writing skills, please visit our Become a Consultant page.

Drop In Hours with Language Facilitators:

Monday/Wednesday 3 pm - 5 pm  

Tuesday/Thursday  10 am - 4 pm

Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Faculty Support

Thank you for your interest in the Write Place!  Write Place offers peer-to-peer writing support in a comfortable, collaborative environment.  We can support students on ANY writing assignment and during ANY stage of the writing process.  Our goal is to improve not only the specific writing assignment but a student’s overall writing process.

Our Mission is one of service, and this extends to all on campus. The Write Place is not meant to replace the writing instruction that happens in your course but rather to compliment that instruction.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU!

Write Place Consultants are trained to create discussion with the student-client about his or her writing. Writing Consultants will not write on a student’s essay or “promise” a grade. Writing Consultants will encourage students to further discuss assignment concerns with you, the course instructor.

YOU CAN HELP US!

We value your opinion of us and appreciate it when you encourage your students to leverage our service. However, consultation sessions are most effective when students willingly come to the Write Place. We encourage you not to “require” students to use this service. If you do choose to have students use our service prior to the deadline of an assignment, please contact Christina Klimo, Write Place Coordinator, at cklimo1@udayton.edu. To accommodate your class, the Coordinator may need to have additional resources available in the Write Place.

CLASSROOM VISITS

We encourage you to schedule a classroom visit with a Write Place Consultant. A Write Place consul­tant will explain the benefits of a writing consultation session to your students. These visits generally last about 5-10 minutes and help to clarify questions and concerns that some students may have about the service. Contact Christina Klimo, Write Place Coordinator, at cklimo1@udayton.edu to set up your visit.

SYLLABUS STATEMENT

Below is a statement summarizing our service; we invite you to include this in your course syllabus.


"Write Place is a FREE service available to all UD students. Write Place offers peer-to-peer writing support on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process. Students can drop-in to the Write Place without making an appointment.  Drop-in hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Write Place is located on the west end of the second floor of Roesch Library. Contact Christina Klimo, Write Place Coordinator, if you have any questions at cklimo1@udayton.edu or (937) 229-2068."

WRITING COACHING

New this semester!

Writing Coaching is a new initiative that is being spearheaded by the joint efforts of the English Department and the Write Place. This program will place a graduate student studying English with a student struggling with college-level writing to work together frequently (i.e. weekly, bi-weekly) fulfilling the mission of the Write Place to create stronger writers. Together, the students may work on class assignments or focus on specific areas of difficulty. The structure of this system reflects that of the Write Place but hopes students will benefit from additional exercises, consistency, and consultant familiarity. 

If you believe you have a student that will benefit from coaching or if you have questions about the program, please contact Christina Klimo at cklimo1@udayton.edu

Get to know us:

The Write Place Team is made up of 39 students. With majors that spread across all disciplines, the Write Place team is a diverse group proving that you don't have to be an English major to be a strong writer.

The CSA desk team is made up of 7 friendly, undergraduate students positioned to get your positive Write Place experience underway.

20 Undergraduate Consultants provide peer-to-peer writing support during drop in hours. Several of these students also work with DDO submissions.

3 English Department TA's also provide writing support during drop in hours as well as piloting the Writing Coaching program, working individually and frequently with an undergraduate student struggling with college-level writing. 

2 Graduate Consultants work with graduate and undergraduate students.

3 Language Facilitators host one-on-one sessions or provide assistance to an English-speaking consultant working with a Chinese-speaking student. 

4 Undergraduate Consultants are assigned as L Section Tutors supporting students enrolled in specific sections of ENG 100 L.

Contact Us

Write Place is part of the LTC’s Office of Writing, Research and New Media. This Office exists to enhance writing competency across the curriculum for students, faculty, and staff.

You can contact the following faculty/staff about the Write Place.

LTC Write Place Coordinator
Christina Klimo
(937) 229-2068
cklimo1@udayton.edu

LTC Office of Writing, Research and New Media Director
Dr. Steve Wilhoit
(937) 229-4898
swilhoit1@udayton.edu