The University of Texas at El Paso’s University Writing Center (UWC) focuses on helping First Year to Ph.D students from all disciplines to better understand the rhetorical choices writers make in order to be effective communicators and writers. Moreover, the UWC works with faculty across campus to create and integrate effective multi-modal writing assignments into their classes and to use the UWC’s resources and tutors in enhancing students’ writing experiences. The UWC adapts pedagogies and methods to reflect professors’ course content and to highlight our collaborative approach to writing.
The UWC seats up to 50 students at a time. In a typical semester, this room services more than 4,000 students seeking assistance with their writing. The collaborative tables provide students the opportunity to work with a consultant one-on-one while the larger tables allow for group sessions and larger collaborative projects. The UWC offers an LCD projector and screen for large meetings and professional development seminars. There is a Mac computer lab for students to work on their papers while waiting for a consultant to become available during our busy times. This room is the heart of the UWC.
Dr. Lou Herman