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U of M Student Writing Support Center

One of the most noticeable differences I experienced between high school and college curriculum was the amount of essay-writing required. As a liberal arts student, you will undoubtedly hone your composition skills through many hours of writing and editing. Rest assured that there are resources available on campus to help make you the best writer you can be.

The Student Writing Support Center, located in Nicholson Hall, offers free writing instruction to all University of Minnesota students at any stage of the writing process. Student Writing Support can help you "develop productive writing habits and revision strategies." They offer online collaborative consutlations or one-on-one consultations. During an online consultation, students submit a paper, along with any questions they may have, to a consultant who then reads through the paper and provides feedback. Students can then set up a follow-up chat to go over any new or old questions. During a one-on-one consultation, students can receive guidance on where to start a paper, how to work through writer's block, and tips for revising, editing and proofreading.

So remember, if you're having difficulty with writing a paper (or just want to have a fresh set of eyes looking over your work) the Student Writing Support Center is just a click or call away!


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