The writing center offers feedback, coaching, resources, and encouragement to help undergraduate students develop strong writing skills that will support their success at Missouri S&T and beyond.
Missouri S&T graduates report that communication skills have been crucial to their professional success, but writing cannot be learned in a single course or semester. Rather, writing proficiency develops throughout a college career and over the course of lifetime. The writing center is a resource for students throughout the process, helping them with classroom writing assignments, job search documents, personal writing projects, and more.
Peer writing consultations are the heart of our program and a key part of the academic experience at Missouri S&T. Our consultants are undergraduate students who represent a wide range of majors. They have been identified by professors and writing center staff as among the best student writers on campus. Each consultant receives intensive and ongoing training to help other students become strong writers are well.
Many hundreds of students seek feedback from our consultants each semester, often for multiple assignments, or even multiple drafts of the same assignment. Consultants work individually with students on all types of documents, including essays, research papers, laboratory reports, proposals, résumés, and more. They can help at any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment to organizing ideas and revising drafts. The consultants are trained to help students identify areas for improvement and teach them how to make those improvements most effectively.
The writing center offers a range of additional resources for students, including a library of citation style guides, grammar handbooks, and information on writing specific types of documents. These are available for use at any time during opening hours. We also offer handouts on specific writing topics; these are free, and many are available on our website. Finally, writing center staff periodically offer workshops and presentations on specific writing-related topics.
Writing center facilities and services are available to all Missouri S&T undergraduates free of charge. The writing center is located in 113 Campus Support Facility. Consultation hours vary each semester, and they are posted on our website at http://writingcenter.mst.edu. Students may drop in whenever the writing center is open, but they are encouraged to use our online scheduling tool to make appointments.