2015 National Day on Writing

Take a look at how the Center for Writing Excellence celebrated the National Day on Writing by visiting our Facebook page!

Elon launches major writing initiative

Elon is embarking on a major initiative that will significantly enhance the writing abilities of all Elon students and establish writing as a signature experience of every student’s Elon education.

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Extended Writing Center Sessions

Writing Center sessions have been increased to 45-minutes, so students, faculty and staff will have more time to work with consultants on their academic, professional, extra-curricular, or personal writing.


Writing Boot Camps

It is a quiet space that allows faculty & staff to direct your undivided attention to your writing.
We provide a quiet place, lunch, & coffee throughout the day - and of course, uninterrupted time to concentrate. Upcoming Boot Camps

 Writing Center Consultant Training

Did you know that all of the Writing Center consultants take a rigorous academic course, "Writing Center Workshop," that prepares them to help people with writing from different disciplines and in different genres? Consultants are also prepared to give you feedback on your visual and multimedia projects.



Faculty & Staff Resources

  • Join a peer writing group to boost your productivity in a collaborative environment. The CWE will help each group establish guidelines and procedures and provide $300 in reimbursable funds for lunch and coffee. Register by October 1, 2016 so we can form fall groups.
  • Grants for faculty and staff
    • Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy
      • Collaborative: This grant is meant to encourage and support faculty and staff who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes and programs. $1,000 stipend for each participant, up to 5 collaborators. Offered for fall and spring terms.
      • Individual: This grant is meant to encourage and support teaching faculty in full-time, ongoing positions who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes. $1,000 stipend. Offered fall and spring terms.
      • For those interested in applying for the Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy Grant, you might find this list helpful:  List of Some Common Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy
    • Summer Scholarship. This grant is meant to encourage faculty to do writing-related scholarly research. $3,000 stipend.  Offered for summer only.
    • Reimbursable Funds. For writing-related travel, speakers, resources (books, software, equipment, etc.). Up to $2,500 in reimbursable related expenses.
  • Writing boot camps for faculty and staff

Writing News

Writing Center Closes Friday, Dec. 9

The Writing Center will be open through 4 p.m. this Friday. Schedule your last-minute appointments now.

David Levine joins editorial board of Secrecy and Society

The new international, interdisciplinary journal "explores secrecy as the intentional or nonintentional concealment of information at the intersections of theory, definition, language, praxis, and culture."

Writing Center Thanksgiving Hours

The Writing Center will be closed during Thanksgiving Break.

Writing Boot Camps in November and December

The Center for Writing Excellence is offering five writing boot camps throughout November and December. Register today.


Writing Center director, colleague write about the value of teaching genre writing to students

The new online resource discusses the value of assigning and teaching genre to improve students' writing. 

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Writing Boot Camps to be held at Elon Law

The Center for Writing Excellence has partnered with the Elon University Law School in Greensboro to offer Writing Boot Camps at a convenient second location.

Writing Boot Camp

Writing boot camps enable faculty and staff to devote a full day exclusively to their writing projects. They are a great way to launch or make progress on your research/creative/professional writing project.