Location: Douglas Hall 115-E
The NMHU Writing Center supports undergraduate and graduate writers in all disciplines regardless of where you are in the process and what you’re writing. We’ll support you as you brainstorm, draft, rewrite, and revise. We provide support on academic, professional, creative, and personal writing. If you’re looking for feedback, the writing center is here to help.
Our motto, “writers helping writers,” nods to our conversational and individualized approaches. Regardless of the session format, tutors serve as guides rather than editors, providing both positive feedback and constructive criticism to support you becoming a more independent writer and thinker. We believe that talking about, thinking about, and practicing writing are the best ways to develop effective writing skills.
All NMHU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to three 50-minute sessions per week (limit 1 per day). This allows visitors time to apply feedback to their writing and facilitate growth.
Spring Hours (January 22 to May 3)
Monday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (8 – 9 a.m. online only)
Spring Break: Closed
We offer writing center sessions in three formats: onsite in Douglas Hall 115, on Zoom, and by email.
Regardless of what kind of session you want, sessions are scheduled through Microsoft Bookings. You can access this bookings while logged into your NMHU account. If you are experiencing any issues with Bookings, please email the Writing Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call during our regular hours.
Preparing for a Tutoring Session
You are guaranteed all the help you can get with your writing when you visit the writing center. A tutor is usually available to consult with you in order to determine how to help you. To make this session go as smooth as possible, all students are encouraged to bring the following materials with them to their tutoring session:
- Any materials you need to work on the writing (syllabus, assignment sheet, sources, job ad, etc.)
- A printed or electronic copy your writing (essay, short story, etc.)
- A willingness to learn and engage
Though not all of these items are required, the more you have for you and your tutor to review, the greater the possibility your session will be a success.
The computer lab is open to students on a first-come basis during normal business hours. Our computers are equipped with Microsoft Office and other common programs. Due to our limited budget, students are not allowed to print in the Writing Center unless they provide their own paper.
At times, instructors reserve the lab for their classes. The lab is not available to students when an instructor has reserved the lab for his/her students.