Mission and Commitment
The University Writing Commons assists students,
faculty, and staff to develop, adapt, revise, and improve their writing,
research, design, and presentation skills. We approach writing as a process
that is collaborative, recursive, and ongoing, and we encourage writers to hone
their talents through continuous practice and feedback.
We collaborate with writers
to improve writing at all stages of the composing process.
We emphasize that writing communicates knowledge and
fosters creativity and discovery.
We encourage writers to practice disciplinary
discourse conventions to guide their writing.
We work with writers to show that writing is
multimodal and can be improved by including images, media, and design.
We encourage peer-to-peer feedback to encourage
learning for the reader and the writer and to promote drafting, revising,
We encourage writers to think critically about how
assumptions, stereotypes, and self-perceptions affect their own writing.