An English instructor is available to help students with all writing assignments including lab reports, essays, research papers and narratives; and with all stages of the writing process including selecting a topic, prewriting activities, revising and editing. Writing Center hours are posted in the Learning Center.
Writing Conferences: Come See Us!
You can come see us to talk about anything connected to writing...
- brainstorming ideas for a piece of writing
- moving past writer's block
- figuring out how to approach a writing assignment
- revising a piece of writing from any class
- receiving objective feedback
- becoming comfortable with the mechanics of English grammar
- learning about the research process and the APA format
A writing conference is...
- a conversation about writing
- a collaborative experience between a writer and a reader
- a time to focus on writing issues YOU want to talk about
A writing conference is NOT...
- an occasion for someone to tear apart your paper
- a time when someone tells you what to change and how you must do it
Some examples of what you might bring to the Writing Center:
|literature analysis||research paper||letter to an editor|
personal statement for
a college application
cover letter for
a summer job
Preparing for your conference:
- If you have started a draft, bring it.
- If you are working on a class assignment, bring the assignment description.
- If revising a draft, consider what type of feedback you'd like from your reader.
- Consider using the appointment as a mini-deadline, so that you have something in writing before the paper is due.
- If you are beginning or in the middle of a paper, but don't know where you are going with it, make an appointment or drop in.
(Adapted from Robert J. Connors Writing Center at UNH Durham)
Appointment Questions and Answers
Do I have to be enrolled in an English course to use The Writing Center?
No. The Writing Center is available to all students writing papers for any course.
Do I need to have a specific problem to use The Writing Center?
No. Writers, even professional writers, rarely work in a vacuum. You can often benefit from general feedback on any paper you've written. However, try to arrive with specific areas you want to focus or questions you want answered.
Where is The Writing Center?
Enter the Library and turn left. The Writing Center is located in the Learning Center.
When is tutoring available?
The Writing Center is open the following hours: Monday - Thursday 9-7 & Fri 9-3.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Appointments are not necessary, but are recommended. Students with appointments have priority.
How do I make an appointment?
Sign up for a day and time (1/2 hour time blocks) in the three-ring black schedule binder located on The Writing Center table at the computer station in the LC & pick up a Reminder Sheet.
Do I have to pay to use The Writing Center?
No. The Writing Center provides free tutoring to NHTI students.
Writing Center services are free to NHTI students. Please arrive on time and be prepared. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, call the Learning Center at (603) 230-4027.