Boise State Writing Center

Boise State Writing Center


Over the next ten days, we want to introduce you to ten AMAZING students who, along with their honored faculty, will be recognized at our Top Ten Scholars Virtual Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 6. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Our first Top Ten Scholar is Kate Carter-Cram from Eagle, Idaho.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Global Studies
Future Plans: Kate would like to enroll in a Ph.D. program in international development economics and build economic development policy, with an emphasis on incorporating user research methods and gender inequality.
Honored Faculty: Dr. Melissa Keith, Lecturer, Department of English; Director, Boise State Writing⠀

Read more about Kate and register to receive notifications about this live virtual event at

Presented by the Boise State Alumni Association and Boise State Honors College, the Top Ten Scholar Award is one of the highest academic honors granted to a Boise State University undergraduate student.

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Boise State School of Public Service
Boise State English Department
Boise State Writing Center

The deadline for Boise State's scholarships is February 15th!

Here are some tips when applying to various scholarships:
- Gather application materials early
- Don't ignore small awards
- Get help with your essays from the Boise State Writing Center

You can access Boise State scholarship opportunities at

We will share information on language specific scholarships this Friday! Let's keep each other accountable. Comment "Done!" down below once you have completed the general scholarship application:)

Photo: University Photography Team
Monthly Novella, anyone like to do a writing competition between the several colleges/universities in the areas?

Make an appointment online at and then come see us in the Liberal Arts

The Boise State University Writing Center is a free service open to all members of the campus community—students, faculty, and staff. We offer support and encouragement to all writers, primarily through one-to-one and email consultations. Each consultation is geared toward the individual needs of the writer and is a collaborative effort between writer and consultant. Together the writer and consul

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President’s Writing Awards - President's Writing Awards 02/21/2018

President’s Writing Awards - President's Writing Awards

Are you looking to put the final touches on your submissions to the President's Writing Awards? You can do so at the Writing Center! Schedule an in-person or online consultation from our website: Good luck to all!

President’s Writing Awards - President's Writing Awards The President’s Writing Awards Committee is pleased to announce its 36th annual awards season. President’s Writing Awards 2018 Eligibility: All contest categories are open to manuscripts produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State from Spring 2017 through Spring 2018. Previously …


Read more about Writing Center consultant Travis Leach here! You may not know, but our consultants represent majors from all across campus. We're proud of the amazing work you're doing, Travis!

"I have always loved the outdoors and wanted to know what forces shaped the earth around us so I decided to enter into the field of geosciences. In addition to my normal coursework of becoming a geologist, I work as a laboratory technician in the Isotope Geology Laboratory where I am also conducting original research under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Schmitz. It is with my sincere gratitude that I thank you for your continued support of my education and the education of future Boise State University geoscientists." – Travis Leach

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Portfolio Push is right around the corner! Be sure to register and reserve your spot today!

Portfolio Push! | Writing Center 04/20/2017

Portfolio Push! | Writing Center

Attention English 101, 101P, 101M, and 102! Join the Writing Center for the Portfolio Push and get your final portfolio ready for submission.
Follow the link to register!

Portfolio Push! | Writing Center Calling all students in English 101, 101P, 101M, and 102! Join the Writing Center for the Portfolio Push, a reoccurring study event near the end of every semester. The end of the semester can be a stressful time with a lot of deadlines looming. By attending a Portfolio Push you can count on having a...

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Let the world know how we do research at Boise State! Share your research selfie with the hashtags and

Post your research selfie today - and make sure to make your post public and use hashtags!

April 7: MFA Reading Series Presents Allison Cobb - Events 04/06/2017

April 7: MFA Reading Series Presents Allison Cobb - Events

Don't miss this awesome opportunity to hear from this fantastic author!

April 7: MFA Reading Series Presents Allison Cobb - Events 7:30 p.m. Student Union Building, Bergquist Lounge. Allison Cobb is the author of “After We All Died,” as well as “Born2,” “Greenwood,” and “Plastic, an autobiography.” She works for Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she co-curates …

Consultants | Writing Center 03/15/2017

Consultants | Writing Center

Interested in working at the Writing Center? Know a student who would be a good fit? We are now accepting applications! Find out more here:

Consultants | Writing Center The Writing Center is staffed by twenty-seven undergraduate and three graduate consultants. They come from a variety of disciplines, such as philosophy, business, education, art, linguistics, history, and English. Consultants are carefully chosen through a multi-step interview process and must meet...

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The Writing Center can help you write a better haiku than this. They can also help you with any midterm papers you have coming up. Come check us out!


President's Writing Awards

Are you getting your writing polished up for the President's Writing Award? There are lots of categories for all skill levels. Submissions are due March 13, so start your revisions now!

President's Writing Awards Contest categories are open to all manuscripts produced for undergraduate coursework at Boise State anytime from Spring 2016 through Spring 2017. Previously published work is not eligible. A student may enter multiple categories but may submit no more than one entry to each category.


Q and A on the 2017 President's Writing Awards - UPDATE

It's that time again! Submissions are now open for the 35th annual President’s Writing Awards.

Want some feedback before you submit? Come see us!

Q and A on the 2017 President's Writing Awards - UPDATE Submissions are now open for the 35th annual President’s Writing Awards, an opportunity for Boise State undergraduate students to submit their writing for university recognition and reward. This annual contest is open to writing from Boise State University undergraduate students …

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Happening today! 🦄

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Your 2016-2017 Boise State Writing Center consultants!

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Plan to attend this awesome panel that English 555 students put together:

Intradisciplinary Connections: Tensions and Possibilities in English Studies
Wednesday November 2nd, 5:30-7:00, Jordan Ballroom C (SUB)

This panel will bring together scholars from across English studies from areas such as rhetoric and composition, linguistics, literature, creative nonfiction, multilingual writing, and gender studies to discuss struggles and triumphs in making connections across specialties. Join us for a conversation about the benefits of working outside of comfort zones and strategies for creating even more harmonious, connected, and intellectually vibrant English departments and scholarship.

Featured Speakers:
Michelle Payne, PhD, BSU English Department Chair
Gail Shuck, PhD, Coordinator of English Language Support Programs and Associate Professor of English
Dora Ramirez, PhD, Associate Professor of English and UF 200 Lead Faculty
Bruce Ballenger, PhD, Director of Rhetoric and Composition and Professor of English

650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing 10/27/2016

650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

Need some writing inspiration? Here are **650** writing prompts to get you started!

650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing Here are 650 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.

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We are excited to announce that the Writing Center will be co-sponsoring a humor writing workshop with Scott Dikkers, founding editor of The Onion, on Thursday, November 3rd. This workshop is free and open to all members of the Boise State community, but space is limited. Be sure to register today! Register here:


Resolution on Social Justice in Literacy Education

“Literacy education can be used to disrupt inequitable hierarchies of power and privilege.” Boise State Writing Center will continue to encourage writers across campus to think about the power of their words and the significance they can have on readers.

Resolution on Social Justice in Literacy Education NCTE Resolution on Social Justice in Literacy Education,November 2010


Writing Centers across the world are committed to “honoring the participation and leadership of historically excluded or marginalized peoples.” Please know that we are committed to calling attention to injustice and the many ways in which it is enforced through writing and communication.

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Come see us for National Day on Writing! Share your story & grab some snacks.

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Happy National Day on Writing!

What could be better than cookies? As part of the National Day on Writing festivities, we invite you to come map your writing process in the most delicious way! The event is from 9:00 - 1:00 in the First Year Writing Program office (or until we run out of cookies).

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The National Day on Writing is TOMORROW! "Every October 20, NCTE celebrates the importance, joy, and evolution of writing through a tweetup, using the hashtag and events hosted by thousands of educators across the country." Find out more:

IWCA 2016 10/19/2016

Several members of the Writing Center admin team visited Denver last week for the International Writing Centers Association Conference. In addition to attending sessions offered by writing center scholars from across the world, the team presented research in three separate sessions.

Timeline photos 10/18/2016

National Day on Writing is coming! We have lots of exciting things in the works. Be sure to join in on the fun!


The Boise State Writing Center stands in solidarity with the BSU Afro-Black Student Alliance. We condemn the act of vandalism against you, and we are here to support you. We are committed to supporting all writers in engaging with vital conversations, and to calling attention to injustice.

Photos from Boise State Writing Center's post 09/30/2016

Punctuation Cage Fight 2016


One of the most important days of a Boise State Writing Center consultant's life is the day of the English 303/503 PUNCTUATION CAGE FIGHT. Yesterday, our new crop of fabulous consultants duked it out to find a reigning champ.

This year's winner was... ALL THE PUNCTUATION! (Ousting long-time fan favorite, the em dash)

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Happy Banned Books Week! Head on over to the Boise State English Department's page for some great recommendations from faculty members. Look! It's our very own Clyde with his pick!

What's your favorite banned book?

Dr. Clyde Moneyhun's favorite banned book: The Scarlet Letter. Dr. Moneyhun says, "It's so ironic that this deeply moral book gets banned! Read it to see how grownups suffer and learn from the choices we all have make."

Writing Center | Because Writers Need Readers 08/31/2016

Writing Center | Because Writers Need Readers

We are OPEN for the semester! Visit us at and make an appointment to come see us. We've missed you!

Writing Center | Because Writers Need Readers Boise State Writing Center | [email protected] | (208) 426-1298 | Liberal Arts Building, Room 200


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