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Support and resources to help you improve your writing

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free, professional one-on-one writing support in person and online, as well as writing resources and computers.

Click below to schedule a Writing Center appointment either in-person or remote:

In-Person  Zoom

For more information about your Writing Support Options, and links to important services, please visit: Writing Support at Chemeketa

For Fall Term, the Chemeketa Campus Writing Center will be offering expanded virtual (video) appointments and limited face-to-face appointments to help support student writing projects. 

The Chemeketa Online Writing Center will continue to with increased capacity to serve all Chemeketa students seeking writing support.

Register for both services for free:

  • Chemeketa Writing Center: CRN 73913
  • Chemeketa Online Writing Center: CRN 73914

The free courses will become available in your list of courses in Canvas. Read and follow the instructions there to use the services. 

Writing Center Benefits

The Writing Center is a useful tool not just for improving individual papers, but also for becoming a better writerno matter your skill level.

Data shows that students who regularly use the Writing Center often achieve higher GPAs, and we can help with writing projects for any class.


Submit to the Online Writing Center

You can access online writing help for up to two assignments per week. While consultants do not edit your work, they will provide responses to your writing and help you read your work critically.

Online Writing Center Support

  • Developing and elaborating on ideas you have
  • Clarifying instructions
  • Improving sentence structure
  • Developing paragraphs
  • Focusing your thesis
  • Documenting sources
  • Much more

To Register & Access

  • Log in to My Chemeketa to register for the Writing Center as a free course
    • Search in "Class Search" for "Writing Center"
      • Be sure you register for the current term's Online Writing Center
      • Online Writing Center CRNs
        Fall: 34213
        Winter: 54439
        Spring: 73914
        Summer: 14128
    • Allow a few hours for your registration to appear
  • To access, log in to your Canvas Dashboard and select the course:
    • Writing Center On-Line

Be sure you read  the submission instructions and feedback instructions on the homepage of the Online Writing Center. The Online Writing Center will generally respond to your submissions within 24 hours.


Work In-Person at the Writing Center

Note: We will have limited in-person appointments this term, and a more extensive virtual schedule.

While we won’t “fix” your paper for you, we will work with you to teach you writing skills and strategies, helping you improve your own writing assignments.

We will work with you on any aspect of a writing project, from understanding instructions and developing ideas to drafting, revising or editingsimply schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a Writing Center instructor.

To Register and Schedule an Appointment

  • Log in to My Chemeketa to register for the Writing Center as a free course
    • In the Add/Drop section, search for "Writing Center"
      • Writing Center CRNs (Salem Campus)
        Fall: 33183
        Winter: 53415 
        Spring: 73913 
        Summer: 14122
  • Follow the instructions in the Canvas course to make an appointment to meet with a Writing Center Faculty Mentor
    • Schedule your appointment at least a day or two before your assignment is due
  • Come prepared to your appointment
    • Bring a copy of your assignment 
    • Choose one or two key areas for improvement
    • Bring your draft and any instructor comments if you have them

Other Writing Center Support

  • Handbook and writing handout access
  • Computer/software use
  • Internet access