The Writing Center

Developed as a support system for students at all levels, the Writing Center provides:

  • one-on-one assistance with specific writing assignments
  • individualized reading and/or writing tutoring sessions
  • a number of published tip sheets and handbooks on some of the most common issues our students face
  • occasional short workshops on fundamental reading and writing skills
  • support for preparing, drafting, and revising scholarship essays
  • help with revising and editing résumés and cover letters

Please contact to schedule an appointment.

Scheduled appointments are preferred, but there is limited availability for drop-in appointments. Students should bring all writing assignment materials with them to the appointment, including the syllabus, assignment directions and any notes taken from verbal directions. To be considerate to other students, please be on time; the Writing Center will cancel any student’s appointment who arrives more than five minutes late.

To set up an appointment or for more information, please contact the Student Success Center: or 612-381-3398.

The Writing Center has specific operating policies:

What We Will Do:
  • collaborate with students to develop confidence and good writing habits
  • assist in the pre-writing and structure of a writing assignment
  • help students see their work from a reader’s perspective
  • discuss concerns about structure and organization
  • encourage students to reflect and translate these habits to other courses
  • help students recognize patterns of error and model proofreading and revision strategies
  • provide writing assistance along with faculty assistance
  • direct students to other resources as needed
What We Will Not Do:
  • proofread or edit a writing assignment
  • review a writing assignment without the author present
  • evaluate or guarantee a grade for an assignment
  • complete writing assignments for the student
  • act as a requirement or extension of a course
  • replace an instructor or assist with take-home exams
  • interpret an instructor’s feedback on your writing
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