The Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) is located on the second floor of the Commons. We offer individual or group consultations that may either be in-house or online. In-house consultations are scheduled for thirty-minute intervals. Online consultations are scheduled for one-hour intervals. Please note that online consultations are reserved for distance learning students only.

Writing consultants (tutors) assist students (undergraduates and graduates) with any written assignment, from any course, in any major, for the entirety of their UNA career. Writing consultants will even help with resumes, cover letters, graduate school application essays, and personal writing.

The CWE writing consultants are highly trained and are required to complete the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) , sponsored by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA),  before beginning tutoring sessions. This means that every writing consultant must observe writing consultations, read and study writing center/composition theories and practices, and review these theories and practices for a specific number of hours before beginning solo tutoring sessions. 

The CWE also offers WID/WAC (Writing in the Disciplines/Writing across the Curriculum) learning workshops every semester in order to assist students on campus with different styles and formats of writing expected for college writers. At the moment, these workshops are generally held on the second floor of the Commons building and include instruction in APA (American Psychological Association), CMS (Chicago Manual Style) , and MLA (Modern Language Association) formats. There are also workshops offered to teach students how to write group papers (Group and Collaborative Writing), how to avoid plagiarism (Avoiding Plagiarism), and how to write the Educator Preparation Program entrance essay specifically for education majors (EPP Entrance Essay)

The CWE is always here to assist students (and faculty/staff) in any way that we can. We appreciate any and all suggestions so that we can continue to improve your writing center.  

In-House Consultations
Spring & Fall:

Mon-Thurs: 9:00am -9:00pm

Fri: 9:00am-3:00pm

Online Consultations

Spring & Fall:

Mon-Thurs: 2:00pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fri: 1:00pm-3:00pm


Summer I & II
June and July Sessions:

Mon-Thurs: 12:00pm-5:00pm

(Check the CWE scheduling page at for availability.)


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