The Honors College 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!
Katy is a senior studying English and working
towards earning her Creative Writing certificate. She's a Christian and a
connoisseur of cartoons, particularly Steven Universe and oldies like Danny
Phantom. When not in the Writing Center or running around campus as a student
or GURU, she can be found drinking Starbucks and either writing or reading. She
loves fairy tales and mermaids and thinks The Little Mermaid is just wonderful.
Her passion is stories and she hopes to be a writer so that she can make people
smile with her words. She also hopes you have a delightful day filled with
laughter and love!
Rachael is a junior majoring in Strategic
Communication double emphasizing in Advertising and Public Relations. When she
isn’t trapped in the Communication Building, she enjoys hiking, running, and
exploring Flagstaff. Rachael also has an
artistic side; she loves to watercolor, knit, and spends a little too much time
doodling on her class notes. On a cold, snowy day, you can find Rachael binge
watching Gilmore Girls, drinking tea, and wondering why she ever left her warm
hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Rachael is thrilled to be a Writing Center tutor
this year. She loves helping students craft the perfect thesis statement and
strongly encourages the use of transitions and the thesaurus
Bailey is a junior at NAU this year. She
studies English, Spanish, Rhetoric, and Latin American Studies, and plans to
pursue education. She is from Tempe, Arizona, but she spent many summers in
Flagstaff during her younger years, and loves the atmosphere. She has an affinity
for words, dogs, enthusiasm, semicolons, and all things sweet (especially
cookies). Her knowledge of SpongeBob trivia and bargain-shopping will surprise
and amaze you!
Kami is a junior in the Honors College who is
studying History with a minor in Art History. She is from La Verne, California
-- a small town in the LA area. She has three cats back at home and wishes she
could have them here at school. When Kami is not working on homework or going
to class, she is probably reading. When she graduates, she plans on working in
a museum or going into art conservation.
Joshua is a sophomore studying computer science.
Although his major is in the sciences, there is excessive research showing that
he can write (upon occasion)! He loves to code for hours on end and becomes
reclusive with the release of new coding projects. Once he finds the light of
day again, he enjoys speaking Japanese and attending the NAU Japanese
conversation table. In his spare time, Joshua likes to watch sappy Korean dramas,
play video games, and meet new people; more importantly, he is in the process
of creating an application that may one day rule the world. However, it is more
likely that Martians vaporize Earth before this eventuality comes to pass, so
the governments of the world have decided to overlook this small detail. If you
were to tell him that static typing is better than dynamic typing, he would
talk your head off and then some to prove that dynamic typing is superior in
every way that superior can be defined. Joshua hopes to one day become a
software engineer and a writer on the side, but for now he is deeply entrenched
within the mathematical calculations necessary to get him there.
Brooke is a senior who is studying Special and General
Elementary Education at NAU. She hails from the sunny city of Cave Creek,
Arizona, and fled to Flagstaff to escape the heat. She has a mom, dad, younger
brother, and two insane yet adorable Jack Russel Terriers that she misses
terribly. When she has free time, Brooke enjoys reading everything she can get
her hands on. She would gladly live in Bookman’s if given the chance. Brooke
also likes listening to music and watching movies and television shows. Her
favorite movie is “The Princess Bride” and her favorite show is “Doctor Who.”
After graduation, Brooke plans to teach special education, but she might travel
first. In the meantime, Brooke is really excited to work with Honors students
on their writing!
Cézanne Rahner, typically
pronounced SAY-ZON (or Tezvon and Seizen according to local Starbucks Baristas)
is a Political Science major who dreams of ruling the nation and replacing the
United States Constitution with a copy of Harry Potter. Cézanne hails from
Tucson, AZ, and the magnificent New York City, and she spent her time divided
between an apartment in Queens and a rural art ranch in the outskirts of
Tucson. Her favorite rhetorical device is “synchysis” though she hopes students
avoid it in Writing Center appointments for the sake of everyone’s sanity. If
people really wants to make Cézanne’s day, they can just stop by the Writing
Center to debate various topics such as the true nature of an East Coast bagel,
Alexander Hamilton’s love life, or John Snow’s hair in Game of Thrones.
Arielle is a
sophomore working on a major in Creative Media and Film and a minor in English.
She was born in Amberg, Germany, and has traveled ever since. Her current total
of places visited is six countries and twenty-two states, although she hopes to
steadily increase that number. When she isn’t braving the cold of Flagstaff,
she lives in Peoria with her family and
a French Bulldog who thinks he’s a descendant of royalty. If she finds the
time, Arielle enjoys reading books about far-away lands, listening to classic
rock, and ruining films for her friends and family. She has an unhealthy habit
of correcting grammatical errors, but she likes to think it’s for the greater
Barbara is the Coordinator of the Honors Writing
Center and has been involved with NAU Honors for 13 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. Barbara is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley,
which probably explains a lot. She considers keeping the Brain Food jar full to
be her most important job responsibility.
She and her husband have two sons -- one is a senior at U of A and the
other is erecting the new NAU Honors College building. After running a coyote buffet over the
summer, their chicken count is down to two.
They also have really big dog. You’d think he could have done something
to save the chickens, huh?