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A central goal of Motlow State is to help students develop the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Our Writing Center supports students as they hone their writing abilities. The Writing Center is a free service available to the entire Motlow community.

Make an appointment Enter the Writing Center Portal

Our dedicated team of tutors is available on all four campuses and online. Writing Center locations on each campus: 

  • Fayetteville: Library 
  • McMinnville: Library Computer Lab 
  • Moore County: Crouch, Rooms 1035-1046
  • Smyrna: MLA 100

Hours vary by campus and semester. The best way to see available times is to log in to the online scheduler and make an appointment.

Tutors look forward to assisting all students with the same level of care and attention online and in person. The Writing Center supports writers throughout their Motlow academic experience by working with them at any stage of the writing process. 

All Writing Center appointments start on the hour and last 50 minutes. Throughout the appointment, students will maintain ownership of their work. Students should bring their drafts and assignment prompts. It may also be helpful to bring syllabi, class notes, and any previous drafts or research materials.

Tutors help with development of ideas, formatting, punctuation, and grammar through an individualized and collaborative learning process. The ultimate goals are to provide writing support to a growing and diverse population and to help students become more confident, competent writers. Tutors will not write or edit any section of the assignment, but will work with students to revise and edit their assignments by listening, asking questions, making suggestions, and providing helpful resources. Students will leave each session with a concrete revision plan.

The Writing Center can help students cultivate both confidence and their abilities as academic writers. Questions? Contact [email protected].

How can I become a tutor?

Writing Center peer tutors work one-on-one with students on all four Motlow campuses and online. Tutors assist students with writing at any level, in any discipline, and at any stage in the writing process. Whether they are helping students to understand an assignment, conduct research, make a revision plan, review grammar rules, or master a documentation style (MLA, APA, etc.), tutors will help students to develop the skills necessary for successful academic writing. Other duties include presenting informational classroom visits, maintaining tutoring records, and contributing to the Writing Center’s bank of online resources. Most tutors work six hours per week and are expected to attend periodic staff meetings throughout the semester.

General peer-tutor requirements: Students must have a grade of B or higher in English 1010 and/or 1020 and possess excellent writing skills. In addition, students should be patient, work well with their peers, and be continuously willing to learn from their tutoring experiences. All new tutors participate in mandatory paid training.

Apply to be a Tutor

Note: You will need to attach a writing sample and an unofficial copy of your transcript to the application. Email copies of your faculty recommendation letters to [email protected]

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