The consultants at the Writing Center encourage and skillfully guide you through your writing project, whether it’s for a specific assignment or if you just need to brush up on your general writing skills. Come with your ideas, notes, a rough draft, or a nearly finished product. You’ll find a positive, supportive environment to inspire you to find new methods and fresh perspectives to complete your work.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake Writing Center (UHCL WC) supports undergraduate, graduate, faculty, staff, and alumni writers through face-to-face, online, and workshop-based consultations. Writing center consultants work with clients – regardless of skill level – on any stage of the writing process—from brainstorming and development to organization, citation, and revision. With over 4,000 sessions per year (~1,100 clients), our center supports dynamic, progressive, and inclusive consulting practices and helps clients with first-year, multilingual, argumentative, cross-disciplinary, professional, and multimodal writing tasks. A site for local and disciplinary research, our center is grounded in the Rhetoric and Composition field’s best practices for writing centers and programs.
The UHCL Writing Center:
- assists clients of any skill level at Clear Lake and its satellite campuses with written
documents in any discipline, in any medium, and in any genre;
- supports undergraduate, graduate, faculty, staff, and alumni writers;
- fosters client writing confidence;
- provides varied resources for writing consultation, including face-to-face, online,
and workshop-based consultations as well as print and digital resources at our physical
site and through our online presence;
- holds outreach and educational events for the university community;
- sustains an inclusive space for clients of all identities, including intersections
of race, nationality, ability, gender, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, first-generation
status, university standing, and language background; and
- leads the university in twenty-first century writing praxis through active participation in the Rhetoric and Composition and Writing Center fields.
Statement first drafted: May 2016;
last revised: May 2017