The Spanish Writing Center

The Spanish Writing Center (SWC) is closed for the summer.
We look forward to reopening in the fall of 2023!

The Spanish Writing Center is here to support students enrolled in SPN 320 and undergraduate students who are recommended to attend the center by their SPN professors. Students can make appointments (virtual and in-person) to meet with a Spanish Writing Mentor who will help them with their Spanish writing and composition skills.

Our Mission

The Spanish Writing Center’s goal is to assist undergraduate students who are taking Spanish courses with their writing and composition assignments. We focus on providing a welcoming environment for students to ask questions, improve their communication skills, as well as to take the time to review their writing in terms of coherence, cohesion, and other aspects that are important for a particular writing assignment.  

For Instructors

If you wish to include a brief presentation on the Spanish Writing Center in your classes, please click here to download a set of slides.

Overview

What writing mentors will do:  

  • Help you in the process of brainstorming ideas, preparing a draft, revising, and editing compositions.
  • Provide one-on-one help and opportunities to ask questions.
  • Help you develop skills to identify grammar and punctuation mistakes and improve your overall writing skills.
  • Provide you with handouts and reference works on academic writing. 

What writing mentors will not do:

  • Proofread your assignment. 
  • Comment on grading or suggest the grade a paper might receive. (They can help students interpret and respond to professors’ comments.)

*Students who are not enrolled in SPN 320, please see the FAQ tab.

SPN 320 Student Feedback

“[My Spanish Writing Mentor] was extremely helpful as well as friendly throughout the consultation. [Their] feedback was thoughtful, effective, and will help me as a writer in the future.” 

“[My mentoring session] gave me a new idea that I wouldn’t have come up with myself.”

“My mentor was kind and helpful.” 

“I feel like [my Spanish Writing Mentor] was very respectful and offered a lot of great advice to help my paper flow well.”