The writing center works with writers at all skill levels during any stage of the writing process. 

Lexi Carpenter.jpgLocation: MSU Library (straight back past the computers)

Phone: (701) 788-4899


Schedule: Sign up for a writing center appointment

Writing Center Mission

Reading and writing are inextricably linked to the learning process. Every subject uses both reading and writing as a way of accessing and distributing knowledge. The writing center helps students work through ideas, access their knowledge stores, and effectively put their ideas on paper. We take a rhetorical approach to the writing process, meaning that we will help you meet your specific goal for your particular audience, often in the context of an academic course. The writing center is useful for every writer, at every level, and in any discipline. 

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The Writing Center Offers:

  •  Writing consultants with diverse academic backgrounds.
  •  One-on-one sessions focused on brainstorming, clarifying ideas, developing drafts, revising, editing, and documentation.
  •  Thirty minute appointments that are free of charge to students, staff, and faculty.
  •  Client Report Forms to send to instructors that communicate work done at the writing center.
  •  Opportunities for instructors to include the center as part of their writing assignments.
  • APA/MLA Instructional Videos

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Inclusivity and Confidentiality Statement

All are welcome to use the writing center, and all should feel comfortable being authentic in their identity in the writing center. We do not discriminate based on ability, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion (or non-religion), socioeconomic status, year in school, or choice of athletic and/or extracurricular involvement. Furthermore, we do not share clients’ writing content or grades with anyone outside the writing center appointment. We celebrate the diversity that we see in our center and respect the privacy or our clients.