The Honors College Writing Center
The Honors Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to any Honors student for an assignment in any class, a project, a presentation, or any academic/personal writing need. Tutors are Honors students who have been trained to offer help and insight on a variety of writing issues. Skilled in a broad range of services, the tutors can focus on formulating a thesis, incorporating supporting evidence, strengthening topic sentences, moving from passive to active voice, organizing research, structuring a conclusion, brainstorming ideas, and more. All Honors students are encouraged to come in for feedback at any stage in their writing process.
Making an appointment
To set up an appointment, send us an e-mail. 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!
Writing Center Appointment Hours
Hours – Fall 2020
Tuesday: 9 -4:30
Wednesday: 10 – 4:30
Thursday: 9 – 6
Friday: 12 – 2:30 +
Saturday: available for flexible times
Meet the Tutors!
Michaela Kramer Accordion Closed
Michaela is a Secondary Education – English major, and she plans on teaching high school students someday. She spends most of her time obsessively playing the Sims 4, re-watching Disney movies for the millionth time, and embarrassing herself during Zumba class. Originally from the scorching city of Peoria, Arizona, Michaela can often be spotted bundled up in a fuzzy blanket while dreaming of summer pool parties. As a junior, Michaela still has some time to explore all that NAU has to offer, including unsuccessfully dodging Starship robots and unwisely procrastinating on Spanish homework. To view the rare Michaela, one must visit her natural habitat, the Honors Writing Center, by scheduling an appointment at Honors.Writing@nau.edu.
Katherine Mauer Accordion Closed
Katherine is currently a senior double majoring in Political Science and Criminology and Criminal Justice, with minors in International Studies and Emergency Management. She is from Chandler, Arizona, but prefers the cooler weather and trees in Flagstaff. In her free time, Katherine likes to unwind by watching Netflix, painting, and being outside. If given the chance to do anything in the world, Katherine would have a dog sanctuary and spend all of her days outside playing with hundreds of dogs. Given her majors, Katherine loves to discuss politics, environmental ethics, education, and anything else that is not appropriate at the dinner table.
Kara Schaffer Accordion Closed
Kara is a junior majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Biology. She grew up in Huntington Beach, California, and loves going back home to warmer weather whenever Flagstaff becomes too chilly for her. After college, Kara is looking to become a water chemist who determines and monitors water quality. Despite being deeply involved in science, Kara has a passion for reading and writing, which has motivated her to become an Honors Writing Center Tutor. With a combination of witty sarcasm and a keen interest in a wide range of subjects, Kara works to make anyone who comes into the writing center feel at home.
Holly Schwake Accordion Closed
Holly is an English major with a Japanese minor. After college, I look forward to traveling to Japan. I grew up in Agoura Hills, California, which is a suburban area just outside of the city of Los Angeles. I am an anime enthusiast, as well as a self-proclaimed nerd and a cat lover. My weekends are spent mostly reading and watching Netflix. Stop by the Writing Center if you want to discuss your favorite movie or television show, or share cat stories.
Gabrielle Sequiera Accordion Closed
Gabby is a junior majoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies, with minors in International Studies and Arabic. She grew up in Gilbert, Arizona, and enjoys activities such as archery, painting, swimming, musing about philosophy, and writing the beginnings of fantasy novels that will probably never see their conclusions. Her eventual goal is to become a Foreign Service Officer for the USAID and work internationally in environmental development and diplomacy! In case graduating doesn’t work out though (or maybe even if it does), her backup plan is to join a jousting troupe and travel to Renaissance Faires across the country.
Trevor Skeen Accordion Closed
Trevor is a Journalism major and Sociology minor who enjoys avoiding responsibility and mulling over his love for adjectives. Trevor’s childhood was entertained by the sights and sounds of Flagstaff, although he also spent considerable time in places such as Maui and San Francisco. As a measly sophomore, Trevor is unsure of his future. Entirely. Instead of addressing this uncertainty, Trevor prefers living in a state of ambiguity and imprecision. Should any berserk person choose to converse with him, they may want to talk about basketball, traveling, or the unparalleled capability of communication.
Miranda Todd Accordion Closed
Miranda is a junior at NAU who, after switching her major at least four times, has finally landed on Psychology and Creative Media and Film. She was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona. There, she spent her time hiking, playing music, vibing, and dreaming of the time when she would one day be an NAU Lumberjack. Dreams really do come true! (She also dreams of one day being taller than 5’2; this, alas, is much less likely. However, her fingers remain crossed.) After graduation, Miranda is interested in pursuing screenwriting or counseling. In the meantime, she can be found awaiting your next great paper at the Writing Center!
Barbara Youngs Accordion Closed
Barb has been the Writing Center Coordinator for more than 10 years. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she spent 15 years as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area working in public relations, marketing, trade journals, educational associations, rural healthcare, and healthcare computer systems. Within those fields, she wrote magazine articles, newsletters, press releases, product brochures, speeches, video and slide show scripts, grant proposals, and puns. After leaving California for the wilds of Arizona, she taught on the Navajo Reservation for Navajo Community College and St. Michael’s High School, worked as a freelance writer and editor, and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused/neglected children. Her husband is happily retired; they have two wonderful (sometimes) sons, ages 24 and 26, sixteen chickens, and two cats, one of which is completely insane.