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The Writing Center

The Writing Center

Services

Consultations

In our one-hour writing consulations you can discuss brainstorming, writing process, ideas, organization and proofread. Consultations are done by appointment only with a trained writing consultant. They can be done in person or via Zoom. To schedule a consultation, please email writingcenter@doane.edu.

Virtual Drop-in Writing Help Desk

If you have a quick writing question that does not necessitate a writing consultation, use the Zoom link, Virtual Drop-In Writing Help Desk, to talk to a writing consultant.  The hours for the link are M-Th from 10:00 am to 9 pm or Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Proofreading

To submit a final draft paper, please follow the instructions below and send as an attachment to writingcenter@doane.edu

Submission Instructions

  • Five page limit on all papers submitted
  • Paper must be a word or Google doc.  No pdfs please.
  • Include your name, campus, course name/number, and brief instructions for the paper
  • Allow 24-48 hours for the Writing Center to return your paper. Please allow extra time is paper is submitted on the weekend or during midterms/finals. 
  • Any papers not following the above instructions will be returned to student

Mission Statement

The Writing Center serves all members of the Doane community by creating and supporting, a culture of writing.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement and Outcomes

The Doane University celebrities diversity and inclusion by acknowledging the humanity in other and navigating difference as a necessary process for all communities. We welcome writers of all identities, including but not limited to sex, gender identity, religious beliefs or lack thereof, sexual orientation, political persuasion, race, ethnicity, cultural background, ability state (including writing ability), immigration status, national origin, language, socioeconomic status, body type, and personal history. We are committed to rejecting the rhetoric of bigotry and hate, and we are committed to resisting individual and structural oppression to create a safer, more inclusive, and more just university for all. We seek to create multiple and carried channels of access to our services; and to respect and affirm difference as it manifests, whether through linguistic, identity, interpersonal, or other markers.