• Spring 2022 COVID-19 Notice

    In Spring 2022, the Writing and Communication Center will offer in-person and online tutoring. Please see the “Making an Appointment” section below for more information.

    The Writing and Communication Center

    The Writing and Communication Center (WCC) offers free one-on-one tutoring in writing, public speaking, and other forms of communication to all Hamline undergraduate and graduate students. Through discussion-based sessions with our peer tutors, students of all skill levels learn how to express their ideas more effectively and are empowered to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals through communication.

    Making an Appointment 

    You can sign up for a 30- or 60-minute time slot by clicking the Make an Appointment button below, which will take you to the log-in screen of WCOnline, our scheduling system. First-time users need to register for an account; this system is separate from the log-in information you use to access email and Canvas. Once you log in to the schedule, click the white time slot of your choice to fill out an appointment form. After you click “create appointment” at the bottom of the form, the square will turn yellow. At that point, your online appointment is officially scheduled.

    Make an Appointment

    If you make a face-to-face appointment, please meet us at the Writing and Communication Center on the lower level of Bush Memorial Library. You can find us by going down the stairs to the right of the Central Service Desk or by using the first-floor elevator.

    If you make an online appointment, please log back in to the schedule five minutes before the start of your appointment. Click your yellow appointment slot, and then click the green Join Online Consultation link that appears toward the top of the form that pops up. This will start a video chat, so be sure your webcam and microphone are working. Your tutor will join you shortly and explain how to share your document with us. All online appointments are conducted on Central Time.

  • What We Can Help You With

    • Understanding assignments
    • Brainstorming ideas and planning drafts
    • Developing thesis statements and research questions
    • Using paraphrases, quotations, and other evidence
    • Writing clear, concise, and organized content
    • Correcting grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors
    • Citing sources in MLA or APA
    • Formatting documents
    • Practicing presentations

    Projects We Work With

    • Research papers, analytical essays, and all other Hamline writing assignments
    • Application essays for scholarships, study away, and graduate school
    • Cover letters and résumés
    • Presentations and speeches
    • Infographics and other visual media
    • Graduate capstones and dissertations

    What to Bring to Your Appointment

    • Any progress you have made on your project
    • A rubric, assignment sheet, or other instructions
    • A list of your questions and concerns
    • Optional: Feedback from your peers and professor
    • Optional: Relevant class readings and research sources

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