Contact Us

479-986-6929
BH 1003

Writing Center Hours

Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 12:00noon

Fall Live Consultation Hours

Wednesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday: 12:00noon - 1:00pm

 

 

Writing Center

The Writing Center is staffed by English Composition faculty members who assist students with the writing process. It is equipped with networked computers and a printer.

BENTONVILLE CAMPUS

fACE-TO-fACE cONSULTATION WITH
AN nwacc eNGLISH iNSTRUCTOR

Students may drop in to the NWACC Writing Center in BH 1003 for a 20-25 minute review of their work on a first come-first served basis.

LIVE CONSULTATION
NWACC students may make a 15 minute appointment for a live tutoring session on Wednesdays from 10:30am - 12:30 pm and Thursdays 12:00-1:00.  This option is perfect for students who like the help received from a face-to-face tutoring session but cannot visit the Center.  Please see the website on how to book an appointment and get connected.

E-MAIL CONSULTATION
NWACC students may send their work via email for help from an instructor. To use this option, select the Email Consultation link on this page's lefthand menu. Follow directions for submission. Students will receive a response within forty-eight hours.

WORKSHOPS
On the main campus we offer three one-hour workshops a week focusing on basic skills in grammar, punctuation, and writing.  Workshop handouts are digitally accessible on the workshop schedule page.

RESOURCES FOR WRITERS
We also offer multiple web links to resources such as Documentation Guides for MLA, APA, Chicago, CSE, ASA, and I-Search Papers; a page on how to write quotations, and many videos and grammar exercises. For one page with links to all of these, select the Resources for Writers link on the lefthand home page menu.


WRITING CENTER MISSION STATEMENT

The Writing Center at NWACC is an integral part of the composition program.  Writing Center faculty offer their expertise to respond to writers individually during the writing process.  We strive to develop in the writer the ability to recognize good writing, utilize research techniques, and avoid plagiarism in his/her writing.

Our instructors will read and respond to writing, offer suggestions for improving student drafts, and encourage all to become better writers in a twenty to twenty-five minute tutoring session.

Our instructors will not proofread or "fix" writing, write papers for students, or tell a student what grade a paper should receive.   If students need additional help on an assignment, they are encouraged to return to the Writing Center for further tutoring sessions.

 

For more information or to comment about this site,
please contact Lorraine Bach, Director of the Writing Center