Located in the Academic Skills Center (on Zoom Spring 2021 semester – find link in Blackboard and on course syllabi), the Writing Center provides student with the space, technology, and atmosphere necessary to assist you in process of composition and revision. Each instructor is equipped with the knowledge and tools to help you learn the process of writing successful college-level essays.
The writing experience is unique for every individual. Thus, the Mountwest Writing Center promotes the development of writing by engaging students in all aspects of the writing process through the use of individualized instructional sessions. These sessions allow students to acquire the strategies, techniques, and confidence necessary to engage effectively with a variety of writing topics and assignments.
The Writing Center supports the growth and development of staff through the use of best practice teaching and writing methods rooted in the appropriate pedagogical research. The Writing Center serves staff and Mountwest faculty in all disciplines through a variety of workshops, presentations, conferences and other collaborative concerning writing and we are prepared to collaborate with faculty across campus about writing.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am – 5pm
If you are currently enrolled in a Mountwest Community & Technical College program, you can access the Mountwest Online Writing Center to submit a digital copy of your draft for evaluation or request a video conference with a Writing Center tutor. Just click the Online Writing Center link in the Student Resources navigation pane on your Blackboard landing page and follow the steps to self-enroll.
The Purdue OWL is an invaluable resource for quick reference on up-to-date formatting guidelines in a variety of styles (APA, MLA, CMS). It also includes exercises for students to improve their grammar usage, paraphrasing skills, and general writing abilities.
Found in Blackboard, Brainfuse allows students to submit a paper for informal evaluation before turning it in. Use the Brainfuse response in conjunction with a visit to the Writing Center to get the most out of both resources.
Chomp-Chomp offers exercises, slideshows and all things grammar on this cheesy, but fun, Web site geared toward helping students improve their writing skills.
Quizlet is a user-generated online flashcard quiz site that enhances study skills for any class you may have.