The Honors Program Writing Center
The Honors Writing Center provides
one-on-one assistance to any Honors student, on any paper, for any class. The tutors are trained Honors students who
can offer help and insight on a variety of writing issues. With a broad range of services, the tutors
can focus on such topics as formulating a thesis, incorporating supporting
evidence, connecting topic sentences, moving from passive to active voice,
structuring a conclusion, and more.
Honors students are encouraged to come in for help at any stage in their
Making an appointment
Send us an e-mail at Honors.Writing@nau.edu. Please try to suggest two possible meeting
times during our scheduled hours, and try to give us 24 hours advance
notice. We will respond quickly.
Meet the Tutors
J. Keene Short
Keene, a native Flagstaffarian, is a senior at NAU double majoring in English and History and double minoring in Asian Studies and Religious Studies. He has also been a GURU for HON 190. His list of hobbies, while too long to include for economic reasons, includes reading, writing, photography, films, poetry, fiction, philosophy, plays, Cold War history, social movements, politics, cooking, travel, and being a part-time Time Lord every other Tuesday. He is an avid Honors student and practices sarcasm professionally.
RobinLi is a junior at NAU majoring in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism and documentary studies. She also works as managing editor of The Lumberjack and as a reader-grader for communication classes. Her interests include film, poetry, environmental sustainability, the Oxford comma, and Red Rover. She enjoys the company of animals and trees.
is a junior English major with a focus in linguistics and literature. She also
has a minor in Public Relations to make herself feel better about job prospects
after college. She is currently a GURU for HON 190 and enjoys making a fool of
herself in front of her students. Her hobbies include reading, staying up very
late watching TV, drinking a lot of hot chocolate, and obnoxiously serenading
her friends. She also really enjoys the word “rutabaga.”
Kelsey is a junior at NAU this
year who wishes she could adopt "dinosaur" as her professional job
title. However, she thinks that being a Writing Center Tutor is just about as
exciting as being a reptilian terror. When not studying Creative Writing,
Kelsey can be found hiking around Flagstaff, eating mass quantities of ice
cream, and asking strangers if she can pet their dogs. She also has a
passionate love for all things grammatical and adores helping students improve
their sentence structure, word choice, and other wordy things.
Becky is finishing her final year at
NAU and hopes to receive dual degrees in English and Physics Secondary
Education. She also works in the Honors Program as an Ambassador, a GURU, and an
HON 100 Facilitator. Besides her love affair with grammar, Becky's other
interests include hiking, drinking much too much coffee, and watching Netflix
all day long with her husband. She hopes one day to be a teacher in a
high-needs high school.
Alexis is a senior from southern
California who decided to come to NAU to be reminded that there are actually
four seasons in a year. She is an English major with minors in Biology and Art
History—a grouping she understands to be quite odd. When not reading any book
she can get her hands on, Alexis works as a GURU for HON 190 and as an Honors
Ambassador, watches too much television, and continues to pray her letter to
Hogwarts comes by owl post. After graduating, Alexis would like to become
involved in the publishing and editing of novels as it is her wish to be
surrounded by spectacular stories all day, every day. It is her goal in life to
find the One Ring to rule them all just so she can inform everyone about the
wonders of the Oxford comma and compel them to use it.
is the coordinator of the Honors Writing Center and has been involved with the
NAU Honors Program for over ten years. She worked as a writer and editor in the
San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, and has taught on the Navajo reservation
(community college and high school) as well as for Honors. Barbara is a
graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, which probably explains a
lot. She and her husband have two sons, one at U of A and one coming to
NAU in 2015, and a really big dog. She
thinks one of those four males is a goofball, but she declines to specify.