Writing Center

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is committed to providing resources to assist students beyond the classroom. Help is available for both language and literature students in the form of tutoring, which focus on the practice of grammar and pronunciation, as well as a Writing Center that allows students to revise their essays for upper-level Spanish courses. Additionally, students have the opportunity to enrich their language experience with cultural events like the Spanish Film Series. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of any and all resources offered by the department.

Spanish Writing Center

DirectorJoel Colom-Mena

Fall 2014


Joel Colom-Mena

j-colom-mena@northwestern.edu

Hours:  Monday:       3:00pm - 4:00pm

            Tuesday:       2:00pm - 3:00pm

            Wednesday:  3:00pm - 4:00pm

            Thursday:     2:00pm - 4:00pm

            Friday:         3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:  Crowe Hall


Anna Diakow

a-diakow@northwestern.edu

Hours:  Wednesday:  9:30am - 10:30am; 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location:  Crowe Hall


Elisa Baena

e-baena@northwestern.edu

Hours:  Thursday:  10:00am - 2:00pm

Location:  Crowe 3-144


Who should come to the Writing Center:

Students of Spanish enrolled in Spanish 210 or higher.

How to get help:

As soon as possible in the writing process make an appointment with the instructor whose schedule is most convenient for you. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR VIA EMAIL. 

For general questions, please send an email to SpanishWritingCenter@northwestern.edu

What will happen during the appointment?

The instructor will read through your paper and:

  • discuss grammar mistakes with you (not proofread your paper)
  • make suggestions on how to revise/improve the structure of your essay
  • will plan future appointments with you if needed, to  continue revision on the essay

For your appointment, you MUST bring:

  • a copy of your essay
  • the essay's guidelines/instructions

What you should expect?

Improvement in both knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and writing skills in Spanish

COME EARLY, COME OFTEN!

The Blackboard site has grammar excercises with answers, vocabulary lists, style suggestions, writing aids and videos to practice listening skills.