Hacherl Research & Writing Studio

In-Person Services

Studio Hours

Fri, Sep 23
Haggard 2
10am-5pm

Contact Us

rws@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-3219
Text: 360 797-5910

Instructors

You can request many of our class services online! Click the buttons below to get started. 

Class Visits

Syllabus Videos

Self-Paced Online Tutorials

Workshops

Visit us

Students working in the research and writing studio

 2nd floor of Haggard Hall

  • Work in the space, by yourself or with a group
  • Use the collaborative area, or a quiet study room
  • We come to you when you need assistance

Studio partners

A student and a studio assistant working at a table in the research and writing studio.

Connect with a Studio peer

  • Get ongoing 1-on-1 help with homework and projects
  • Studio partners are great for accountability and encouragement

Request a studio partner

About Us

The Hacherl Research & Writing Studio is where you can get support for research, reading, and writing across all subjects. 

We can help with...

  • Brainstorming
  • Thesis statements
  • Reading and analyzing academic texts
  • Finding and using sources
  • Citations
  • Proofreading tips
  • Organization and flow
  • Cover letters, resumes, and applications
  • Creative writing
  • And more!

No, but we'll help you learn revising and editing strategies.

The number one reason why we don’t edit papers is because it takes control of your own writing away from you. We’ve seen evidence to support that comments made on student papers have little impact on short-term outcomes and almost no impact on long-term skill acquisition. We are also conscious of how insisting that writing be “correct” according to socially-constructed rules is part of how dominant academic culture discriminates against other world Englishes and other value systems.

Another reason we don’t edit papers has to do with academic integrity. If we change your work, it no longer belongs to you. Instead, we help you learn strategies to make it easier to edit your own writing. 

In the physical space, you can sit anywhere you'd like. We have a lot of options; we've got tables and chairs, booths, couches, and quiet study rooms. You can move tables around or join them together if you're working in a group or you need more space. We also have a number of whiteboards you can use, style guides, and portable chargers.

A Studio Assistant will greet you and hand you a table tent. If you have questions or want someone to help you out with your project or homework, flip the table tent to the question mark, and someone will come to you. 

You can also use the space and not ask for help at all. It's a great place to study on your own!

Online, you can Send Us a Draft and receive feedback from a Studio Assistant within 48 hours. You can also use Chat and talk to someone in real time during open hours. Through chat, you can also ask for a video call if you prefer. 

Hacherl Studio Online

Studio Hours

Fri, Sep 23
Haggard 2
10am-5pm

Contact Us

rws@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-3219
Text: 360 797-5910

Request Accommodation

Need to get help in a different way? Let us know!

Make A Request

Send us a Draft

Student working alone on a laptop

Send us a draft of your project

  • Send us any part of your work online: an outline, a rough draft, a solid draft, or even just an idea!
  • Get feedback within 48 hours
  • Receive written or video feedback, depending on your  preference

Send us a Draft Now

Connect Online

A computer sitting on a desk with a blank screen

Connect with us via Chat

  • Video call options available
  • Connect with a Studio Assistant in real time
  • Get help with research & writing

Connect now!

Graduate Services

Studio Hours

Fri, Sep 23
Haggard 2
10am-5pm

Contact Us

rws@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-3219
Text: 360 797-5910

Meet Online, in Real Time

You can meet with a Graduate Research & Writing Assistant virtually. We're flexible with your busy schedule.

Request an Appointment

Studio Partners

A student and a studio assistant working at a table in the research and writing studio.

Connect with a Studio Graduate Assistant to be your ongoing partner on projects in your program, including thesis work, throughout the process.

Request a Studio Partner

Submit A Draft

Student working alone on a laptop

Send us a draft of your project and a Studio Graduate Assistant will respond with some feedback and strategies within 48 hours.

Send us a Draft Now

Work For Us

Interested In Applying?

Use the form below to let us know! The hiring process for Studio Assistants typically takes place in spring. We will contact anyone who completed the form via email when we start accepting applications.

In order to work as a Studio Assistant, you do need to be an enrolled student at Western.

Interested In Applying

 

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Apply to the Studio

Use the forms below to apply to work as a Studio Assistant! 

Forms are currently closed. Use the Interested in Applying form to receive an email when we're hiring again!

Undergraduate Application

Graduate Application

Faculty & Staff - Nominate A Student

Given that campus partners like you nominate some of our best Research & Writing Studio Assistants, we’re hoping to enlist you in identifying applicants for next year's staff. Learn more about nominations and fill out our online nomination form using the button below. 

Nominate a Student