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Support and resources to help you improve your writing

Writing Center

Writing Center instructors provide free, one-on-one writing support in person and online in addition to writing resource materials, computer software and printing.

In-Person at the Salem Campus

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

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

Schedule an Appointment

  • Log in to My Chemeketa to register for the Online Writing Center as a free course
    • In the Add/Drop section, search for "Writing Center"
  • Call 503.399.7179 or drop-in to set an appointment to meet with a Writing Center consultant
    • 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/printing use
    • Pages for Macs
    • Microsoft Word for PCs
    • Microsoft Word for Macs
    • Internet access

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

  • Brainstorming
  • Improving sentence structure
  • Developing paragraphs
  • Focusing your thesis
  • Documenting sources
  • Much more

Register & Access

  • Log in to My Chemeketa to register for the Writing Center as a free course
    • In the Add/Drop section, search for "Writing Center"
  • Allow a few hours for your registration to appear
  • To access, log in to My Chemeketa and select the Classes tab
    • Select Writing Center Online
    • If for any reason the link doesn’t open, you can login from Blackboard 

Submission instructions and reading feedback available in the Online Writing Center. The Writing Center will generally respond to your submissions within 48-72 hours.