The Writing Center
Writing Center Mission Statement
We aim to help students become stronger, more confident researchers and writers. Trained as tutors, not editors, our consultants teach students how to improve their writing skills. We help them develop strategies for generating ideas, researching, drafting, and revising work in General Education courses and in major and minor programs. We assist students with other writing projects, as well, such as applications, cover letters, resumes, and creative work.
What we do:
Working on a research paper in history? A lab report in chemistry? A journal assignment in ESL? A case study in business? A cover letter for an internship? Notes for a program in music or art? A resume for your dream job? The next great American novel? The Writing Center can help.
The Writing Center is open to all students at St. Norbert College. We're not just for beginning or unconfident writers; the best writers know to seek out the opinions of others. You can visit the Writing Center during all of your years at SNC. Our consultants teach all writers at all levels, from first-years to seniors. Whether you feel like a novice or consider yourself an expert, the Writing Center can help you become a stronger critical thinker, researcher, and writer.
Who are we?
16 peer consultants staff the center as of Fall 2010. We major in biology, education, English, international studies, art, philosophy, and political science.
We participate in training workshops throughout the year, learning one-to-one tutoring techniques, practice critical listening and reading skills, and discuss ways to share constructive feedback with student writers.
Click here to learn about consultants' majors, years of experience in the Writing Center, and advice for working on papers.
What happens during a consultation?
Which topics will you discuss with your consultant, and for how long? Click here to learn about what happens during a consultation.
How do I schedule an appointment with the Writing Center?
To schedule an appointment, visit our online scheduling system. You can also click the clock button in the top-right corner of this page. That link will send you to our online scheduling system.
When you use this system for the first time, you will need to create an account using your SNC e-mail address. (Use a unique password, not the same one you use for your e-mail.) After you create your account, click the scheduling link any time you want to arrange an appointment.
For more information
Call the Writing Center at or stop by our reception room in room 303 of the Mulva Library. Feel free to contact the Director of the Writing Center:
Laura Neary, Interim Director of the Writing Center
Thank you for your interest in the SNC Writing Center.
We look forward to working with you this semester!