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

  • We’re Busy Here!
    Apr 22, 2014
    Yesterday the Center had 20 hours’ worth of appointments — almost the maximum we can handle.  Make your appointment soon! Walk-ins are still welcome, but it may be hard… (more)
  • Brainstorming the Grad School Essay!
    Apr 16, 2014
    The Klooster Center will offer a workshop to help juniors generate good ideas so that they’re ready to write their best possible application essays next fall.  The workshop… (more)

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