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Downloadable Workshops

Instructors are welcome to use our downloadable workshops to present writing-related content in any class—or for any nonprofit group—at any time. Please review our Fair Use Policy before using the workshops.

Requesting a Writing Workshop

Writing Lab faculty and staff are available to consult with instructors about assigning and responding to student papers, encouraging students' use of the Writing Lab, and developing ideas for special projects connected with writing. The Writing Lab is committed to writing across the disciplines and communities at Purdue, and we welcome ideas for collaboration with departments, programs and other units in the university. We understand that the most sustained learning around writing happens when it reinforces prior learning, introduces disciplinary or field conventions, and honors the languages, linguistic practices, and rhetorical awareness or traditions students bring with them from beyond the university. We also encourage you to submit your course syllabus and assignment descriptions to the Writing Lab to help us better assist your students in their tutorials. If you would like an individual consultation about how you are using writing to learn in your courses or unit, please feel free to reach out to us using the form below.

Please note:

  • We need a minimum of at least two weeks advanced notice to fulfill your request.
  • None of our programs will be offered unless the instructor is present.
  • No workshops, peer review sessions, or Writing Lab overviews will be facilitated during the first two weeks or the last two weeks of the semester.
  • Whether we offer a workshop or another program, we will collaborate with you to develop interactive pedagogically-appropriate instruction that leads to long-term transference of writing skills

For more information, contact the Writing Lab at 765-494-3723.

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Writing Consultations

Schedule a writing consultation/tutoring appointment at any location or register for our group programs with our online schedulerFace-to-face (in-person), online (live video chat), and etutoring (emailed feedback) appointments available.

Please note: You must be a Purdue student, staff, or faculty member of the West Lafayette campus to use our writing consultation services or attend our group programs. For assistance scheduling your first appointment, we've prepared a helpful guide to using our online scheduler, WCO. 

Heavilon Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HSSE Hours

Monday 1 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
Wednesday 12 pm - 3 pm / 6 pm - 9 pm
Friday 12 pm - 3 pm

Contact us

Phone: (765) 494-3723
Fax: (765) 494-3780

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