The David J. Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing

The David J. Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing provides a wide range of services to Hope College students, faculty, and staff. It is located in VanWylen Library, to the right of the Research Help Desk. We offer seminars and workshops throughout the year, we point you to resources that can help, and we offer individual half-hour sessions with our Writing Assistants. The staff collaborates with Van Wylen Library Research Librarians to provide assistance and instruction across the entire research and writing process. Stop by anytime during the hours listed to the right, or Make an Appointment. Learn more about us on our About page.

News from the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing

  • Six Things to AVOID in Your Conclusion
    Nov 17, 2015
    Conclusions are hard. Not impossible, of course, but hard. After spending hours pouring blood, sweat, and tears into your paper, you might be tempted to throw together a quick summary and slap it on the end of the essay. After all, didn’t you just spend eight whole pages explaining your topic? What’s left to be … Continue reading Six Things to AVOID in Your Conclusion… (more)
  • Join us for the Klooster Center Open House!
    Sep 11, 2015
    On Sunday, September 13, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, the Klooster Center will host its annual open house. Please join us for some great snacks and treats! It’s a great chance to meet the Writing Assistants and enjoy the somewhat more relaxed pace of the Center in its early-in-the-semester phase. Soon we’ll be too busy to … Continue reading Join us for the Klooster Center Open House!… (more)

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KCEW Spring 2016 Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 10am - 11pm
  • Fri: 10am - 2pm
  • Sat: By Special Arrangement
  • Sun: Noon - 11pm

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