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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.

Luke Heister is the CEW’s featured consultant for November 2017.  Luke is a Ph.D. candidate in English. His research is focused on American fiction authors writing after World War II who function as critics, using aesthetics to bring to light the intersections of social science, American democracy, and domestic social policies like the War on Poverty. When he’s not working on his dissertation, he is revisiting classic episodes of Twin Peaks to prepare for the new season, cooking, watching films, and getting back into running.

Luke is valued at the CEW for his thoughtful, ease-inspiring consultations with undergraduate and graduate level UB Writers.  Luke is highly invested in the CEW’s model of the dialogic consultation, and he views listening as being as (or even more) important than his own verbal contributions to the session. Luke notes that “This practice of listening has made me a better global reader of my own work, the work of my peers, and the students I teach.”

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.

Check back soon for exciting news and upcoming events!

Check back soon for exciting news and upcoming events!