The Writing Center

The Writing Center

What We Do

The Writing Center provides free academic support to all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Writing Center can provide assistance with any form of communication including papers, scholarship essays, and presentations at any stage of the process. Our tutors are experts in a wide variety of fields including science and technical communication, graduate writing, scholarly publications, and ESL. While we don’t simply proofread or edit papers, our aim is to give writers the tools and techniques they need to learn how to do it for themselves

Appointments are online March 15-May 1

Due to campus concerns surrounding Covid-19, the Writing Center has moved all in-person appointments online for the duration of the semester.

Online appointments take place remotely with a live consultant. You have the option to use text chat, audio and/or video chat during your session. After you make an appointment, log on 5 minutes before it starts, and click “start or join online session.” Watch our video below for more information about what to expect in an online appointment.

Spring 2020 Hours

Writing Center Appointments (Online): The Writing Center is open for appointments Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 & Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00.

Peer Writing Tutoring  (Online): The Honors Writing Fellows are undergraduate students who have already completed NHV and have been trained by Writing Center faculty. They can help with any undergraduate assignment, particularly NHV, Global Studies, and Chem 1 & 2. Appointments with peer tutors have been moved online on the following days/times:

  • Sunday: 8:00-11:00
  • Monday: 7:00-10:00
  • Tuesday: 8:00-11:00
  • Wednesday: 7:00-10:00
  • Thursday: 9:00-11:00

Thesis Formatting Hours (Online): Thesis formatting help is offered two to three weeks before an upload deadline. Students can bring a paper or electronic copy of their thesis for a preliminary format review. Students can receive help with formatting issues such as margins, visual aids, page numbers, white space, and front matter. All formatting sessions will take place online with the consultant titled “thesis formatting.”  Appointments are available on the following days/times:

  • Wednesday, March 18, 10:00-2:00
  • Friday, March 20, 10:00-2:00
  • Wednesday, April 1, 10:00-2:00
  • Friday, April 3, 10:00-2:00
  • Wednesday, April 8, 10:00-2:00
  • Friday, April 10, 10:00-2:00

Make an Appointment

To visit the Writing Center, please go to our online scheduler at mines.mywconline.com. Log in or register for an account with your Mines email address. You will then be able to see the entire schedule and make, change, or cancel appointments. Appointments are 50 minutes in length. Although 30 minute appointments are available, we recommend you only use these for brainstorming sessions, outlining, or assignments under 300 words.

If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 25 minutes before your appointment time or the system will mark you as a no-show. After three no-shows, you will be locked out of the system.

If you have questions, please contact the Writing Center Director, Allyce Horan, at ahoran@mines.edu

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