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We support students, faculty and staff and enjoy working with international and multilingual students. At our main site, 209 Baldy, our peer consulting service can help with any type of writing: essays, reports, dissertations, articles, personal statements, emails…anything! If you compose it, we will work with you on it. We also support UB by doing workshops, presentations and hosting special programs. We hold writing retreats and can help your department with writing support initiatives such as special workshops, writing groups, or in-house retreats.

At the Digital Composition Lab in 128 Capen, we extend our services to aid writers in integrating digital components into their compositions or in developing digitally mediated works.

This is my second year working at the Writing Center, and I really enjoy it. The staff, as well as the clients I get to work with, are friendly and all have different perspectives on writing, which can lead to some pretty interesting conversations. Helping other people with their writing has made me improve my own. What job could be better than that?

Over the years, I have visited the CEW to work on different writing projects ranging from conference papers and journal articles to dissertation chapters. Working with the consultants really helped me to write more concisely and coherently. I also find it beneficial to talk to a consultant who is outside my field. This compels me to explain my ideas more clearly. And I gain more confidence in my final piece if I succeed in convincing a non-expert of the importance of my research.

You may have attended one of the library’s excellent presentations on this valuable research tool.  But have you gotten a chance to get in and play around, establishing your own Endnote account and starting to populate it with your research?  CEW TA Ben Kaiser will lead you through the process and show you some tricks that make Endnote much more than just a citation management tool.  This software can help you organize your research and ideas in a way that will significantly streamline your process. 

When we think about presenting our data – in tables, graphs, or other forms – we need to realize that the choices we make in presentation are in fact their own type of analysis. What are your dependent and independent variables? What type of variation or patterns do you want to highlight? In this workshop CEW digital consultant Randi Moore will lead us through a discussion of these and similar questions, then move on to tools in Excel that we can use to aid us in the presentation of our data. They say a picture is worth a thousand words – come learn how tell the story of your data!