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Writing Center (Tacoma)

The writing center staff has professional staff members and student consultants representing a variety of majors. Graduate students or undergrads working on upper-level assignments, applications, personal statements, creative writing, or disciplinary citation styles may find it helpful to work with someone with a similar background.

Graduate students can also access the Grad Writing schedule to work with a professional staff member or student consultant with graduate writing experience.

Multilingual writers can work with any consultant. English Learner Specialist, Kelvin Keown, especially enjoys working with multilingual writers.

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Quantitative Skills Center

The Quantitative Skills Center (QSC) promotes quantitative reasoning at UW Bothell through peer tutoring and faculty development. In addition to tutoring, the QSC offers software, informational guides and equipment checkout. 

The QSC can also:

  • clarify statistical terms and uses of various statistics
  • provide technical support with statistical functions in Excel and SPSS
  • advise on data visualization and presentations
  • review the design of studies and experiments

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Writing & Communication Center

The Writing & Communication Center (WaCC) supports students of all abilities, at any stage of the reading, writing, or presentation process. Our goal is to help you become a stronger, more confident writer and communicator.

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Statistical Consulting Services

Faculty and graduate students in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to UW faculty, staff, and students through scheduled 50-minute consulting appointments during academic quarters when class is in session. They provide assistance with:

  • the design of studies and experiments, including the preparation of grant proposals
  • data visualization and presentation
  • choice and application of statistical methods
  • development of specialized statistical methods in some cases

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Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to supporting the UW teaching community, including graduate student teaching assistants and instructors. The center’s services are grounded in research, draw on established pedagogical approaches, promote innovation, and are deeply collaborative in nature.

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Research Commons

The UW Libraries Research Commons provides a collaborative environment in which students and faculty can come together to share and discuss research, as well as get support for all steps of the research process: searching, writing, publishing, funding. The Research Commons is a place to collaborate and connect with fellow students and faculty on research projects. It is a place for workshop and presentation opportunities, and a place to discover what your peers and colleagues are researching.

Consultation services include:

  • writing consultations for graduate students 
  • citation management help
  • design help desk
  • digital scholarship project help
  • and more!

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Odegaard Writing and Research Center

The UW Libraries Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers writing tutor support, informational guides, and podcasts about writing at the graduate level. The OWRC also offers an opportunity for graduate students to join a semi-formal writing accountability group for individuals working on long-term writing projects. 

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UW Libraries

Library resources — librarians, collections, tools and services, space and data — are crucial to success in research and other areas of graduate and professional student studies. Librarians help you to find the information you need. They emphasize, “the libraries are absolutely your space… you are welcome here.”

UW Libraries is one system with at least one library on each of our three campuses. As a student you have access to resources across the UW Libraries systemNorthwest partner libraries, and worldwide networks.

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