The Honors Program Writing Center
Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to any Honors student for an
assignment in any class, a project, a presentation, or any academic/personal
writing need. Tutors are Honors students
who have been trained to offer help and insight on a variety of writing
issues. Skilled in a broad range of
services, the tutors can focus on formulating a thesis, incorporating
supporting evidence, strengthening topic sentences, moving from passive to
active voice, organizing research, structuring a conclusion, brainstorming
ideas, and more. All Honors students are
encouraged to come in for feedback at any stage in their writing process.
Making an appointment
Send us an e-mail at Honors.Writing@nau.edu. Please try to suggest two possible meeting
times during our scheduled hours, and try to give us 24 hours advance
notice. We will respond quickly!
Meet the Tutors
is a loose cannon straight out of Dogtown, West Virginia. He goes by many
aliases, including “Uncle Lucky” and “Snaggletooth” and will respond to any
creative titles of endearment. Aspiring
mystic, musical charlatan, coffee connoisseur, all around cynic, and alpha
male, he rides bikes a lot and does artwork, mostly tattoos these days. He’s
got a pretty wide-open future as he is averse to long-term planning; however,
he does have the aspiration to live homeless for a couple of weeks in San
Francisco. Luke studies comparative religion and philosophy and thrives, but
strongly doubts the efficacy of institutionalized education. He’s also a pretty
good writing tutor and attributes his intelligence to his hair.
It was a cold, eerie November evening in
2006 when RobinLi first became interested in attending NAU. Her best friend's
11th birthday brought the two girls from their warm, cheery homes in Phoenix to
Flagstaff's allegedly haunted Hotel Monte Vista. To this day, she harbors
curiosity about the true source of the wraithlike images they encountered that
night, a curiosity thinly veiled behind an ever-present aura of skepticism.
While spending this past fall in Breda, Netherlands, RobinLi completed her
international communication minor and more importantly learned the Dutch word
for whipped cream is slagroom. Don't
ask RobinLi what she's doing after graduation; she doesn't know. She does know
her degree in journalism has been a joy to earn, with her documentary
studies emphasis and continual work on the student paper The
Lumberjack allowing her, if not forcing her, to interact with some of
Flagstaff's finest folks. Of her various areas of involvement at NAU, her
favorite is the little yellow room with two windows in the southeast corner of
the third floor of the Calderon Learning Community.
Brittany just returned from her
semester abroad at the Universidad Catolica in Montevideo, Uruguay, and is a
senior this year. Her majors are History and Spanish, and her emphasis is Latin
American Cultural History. She is from Tempe, Arizona, but she spent most of
her summers in Flagstaff during her childhood. She enjoys reading, writing,
historical research, art, traveling, and playing with her dog.
Kelsey is a senior at NAU this year who wishes she
could adopt "dinosaur" as her professional job title. However, she
thinks that being a Writing Center Tutor is just about as exciting as being a
reptilian terror. When not studying Creative Writing, Kelsey can be found
hiking around Flagstaff, eating mass quantities of ice cream, and asking
strangers if she can pet their dogs. She also has a passionate love for all things
grammatical and adores helping students with all things wordy.
Sam Orsulak is a senior here at the delightful
institution she fondly refers to as “NAU.” She is currently working toward
finishing her undergrad degree in Secondary Education English. When Sam is not
reading or dreaming of becoming a world-renowned literature professor, she is
instructing English 107 students or watching an exorbitant amount of TED Talks.
Her interests know no bounds, as she is a sandwich enthusiast, self-proclaimed
Beyoncé expert, and closeted
re-reader of Barnes & Noble classics.
Anwyn (that's On-Win, like the opposites of
Off and Lose) is a senior at NAU, double majoring in Psychology and English
Education. Born and raised in Tucson, she fled to The North for the cool
greenery and hippy vibes. In her small amounts of free time, she chooses to
read, binge watch funny television shows, cuddle her cat, goof off with
friends, and pursue various creative ambitions, such as dancing, cooking, and
painting. Eventually hoping to become an English teacher, working at the
Writing Center is an amazing way for her to hone her skills. She also enjoys
long walks on the beach and bubble baths. No, really.
is the Coordinator of the Honors Writing Center and has been involved with the
NAU Honors Program for more than ten years. She worked as a writer and editor
in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, and has taught on the Navajo
reservation (community college and high school) as well as for Honors. Her responsibilities now include keeping the
Brain Food jar full. Barbara is a
graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, which probably explains a
lot. She and her husband have two sons, one a junior at U of A and the
other a freshman at NAU; 19 hens and 2 roosters; and a really big dog.
She thinks one of the males in her life a complete goofball, but she declines