Experience…

high-impact reading and writing assistance.

About Us

In partnership with 21C, the Writing Center will guide your exploration of words and ideas through activities from brainstorming and drafting to revision and editing.

  • We will assist you as you discover more about audience, thesis, essay organization and paragraph development.
  • You will enhance your understanding about forms and genres of writing for professional, academic and personal audiences through explorations in style and structure.
  • Even just studying here on your own puts you in proximity to other people working with ideas, language, style, and resources that will help you grow as a writer and thinker. 

Students have found the Writing Center to be a great resource:

“I have found the undergraduate tutors, graduate fellows and directors of the Writing Center to be engaging, knowledgeable and helpful. This is a wonderful resource for students and community members.”

“I always feel like I walk out of the center with not only clarification about a particular writing issue, but also armed with new skills or approaches that will help improve my skills as a writer.”

Make an Appointment

Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are welcome.

Visit our scheduling site

Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Online Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Eastern Time 

Student and Faculty Resources 

Documentation Styles

How do I use APA? How do I integrate sources to avoid plagiarism?

Documentation Styles
Source Integration

ESL / Generation 1.5

What are some additional tools I can use to develop my English literacy skills?

ESL LibGuide (Merrimack College)

Global Issues

How do you handle the big picture? How do you organize the overall paper?

Basics Needed for Academic Writing
Getting Your Message Across

Audience (by Ashley Morin, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)

Writing Strong introductions and Conclusions

Writing Introductions & Conclusions (PDF)

Local Issues

The ideas are there, but how do I make it look good?

External Links

Grammar Girl

Purdue OWL

Punctuation

Commas (by Danielle Morin, Writing Fellow, Fall 2017)

Reading

How do I learn to read more effectively at the college level?

Strategies for Reading Comprehension (PDF)

Research

How do I write a Literature Review?

The Basics on Writing a Review of Literature ( PDF )

Writing in the Disciplines

What’s happening with writing in my course?  What’s happening in my profession?

Girard School of Business

BUS1100 Presentation: Writing Center, APA, and Turnitin.com (PDF)

School of Education

Formulating a Capstone Project Idea (PDF)

School of Health Sciences

 

School of Liberal Arts

 Introduction to Spirituality: Research Writing

School of Science & Engineering Resources

Biology Lab Reports (PDF)

Technical Report Basics (PDF) (originally tied to an Industrial Hygiene course, but works for many of the Sciences and Engineering.

Technical Writing: 23 Word Rule (video)

Technical Writing: Hierarchies (video)

Technical Writing: Audience (video)

Technical Writing: Subject & Verb Proximity (video)

Technical Writing: Whitespace (video)

Technical Writing: Adjective & Adverb Use (video)

Technical Writing: Jargon (video)

Technical Writing: Development with Visuals (video)

Technical Writing: Dictionary Use (video)

Technical Writing: Organizing for Users (video)

Technical Writing: Lanham’s Paramedic Method (video)

Technical Writing: Parentheses (video)

Technical Writing: Designing Posters (video)

Technical Writing: Telling a Story in Pictures (video)

Technical Writing: Making a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich (video)

Technical Writing: Linear Wizards (video)

Writing Process

How do you get started, revise, and edit—by yourself, or with peers?

Getting Started
Strategies for Revising

 

Videos

How to schedule an appointment

How to Register for An Account 

Want to work in the Writing Center?

Your first step is to do well in ENG 1050: Introduction to College Writing.  Then you’ll need to have your professor complete this form: 

Recommend a Student for a Writing Consultant Position

Once that is done, you’ll be hearing from us about your next steps, which includes enrolling in ENG 4920, a 4 credit, Writing Intensive, Experiential Learning course that will prepare you for work in the Writing Center.