• The Writing Center

    Collaborate and Create Your Best Work

    Visit the Hamline University Writing Center for a one-to-one discussion on your essays and papers. Elevate your written coursework wherever you are in the writing process in collaboration with our peer consultants. Each consultant is a fellow Hamline student, trained to guide you in completing work you can be proud of.

    If you find yourself staring at a blank screen or drowning in a ten-page paper, make an appointment and allow a peer to work through your problems with you.

    visit us if you have

    • Problems creating a strong thesis
    • Confusion on citing your sources correctly
    • Grammatical errors you don’t understand
    • A disorganized paper
    • Difficulty brainstorming ideas

    Make an Appointment

    In order to make sure that you have enough one-to-one time with one of our consultants, we require students to make an appointment online. You will meet with one of our consultants in the basement of Bush Library for a discussion on whatever you’re working on.

    Make Your Appointment Today!

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    First Time Visitor?

    In order to make an appointment with our online program, you will need to create a login profile with basic information. This way, we can be sure to match you with a consultant who will help you best.

    If you have any trouble making an appointment, email writingcenter@hamline.edu or call 651-523-2912.

    Things to Know Before Your Visit

    We have found that students benefit best from our help if they visit the writing center early in their writing process. Bringing in a paper that is due the next day rarely leaves enough room for us to help you create your best work, so we advise that you keep deadlines in mind.

    When you visit the writing center for an appointment please bring with you

    • Any rubrics or instructions regarding your paper
    • Your latest draft
    • Any related work or sources you think will be useful
  • For Undergraduate Promo

    For Undergraduate Students

    Undergraduate students at Hamline can work with undergraduate or graduate peer consultants throughout their four years, from FYSEM to capstone, to improve their writing skills.

  • For Graduate Promo

    For Graduate Students

    Graduate students from all Hamline graduate and certificate programs can use Writing Center resources, including online writing appointments, completely free of charge.

  • For Faculty Promo

    For Faculty

    The Hamline University Writing Center provides class visits, workshops, support, and online and print resources for all Hamline faculty.