About the Writing Center
What We Do
The Writing Center provides free professional one-on-one tutoring to members of the CSM community, to assist them with any writing project that is at any stage of the writing process. Our professional consultants (many of whom are expert teachers and writers themselves) can help with brainstorming, organization, creative generation, citation, documentation, technical and scientific writing, grammar, syntax, and mechanics for native speakers and for ESL students. These tutors will work on first and final drafts and everything in between! While we don’t simply proofread or edit papers, our aim is to give writers the tools and techniques they need to learn how to do it for themselves.
Starting with the Fall 2017 semester, we will be offering Student Tutors, trained by our professional tutors, for the first time.
Make An Appointment
To visit the Writing Center, please go to our online scheduler
. Log in or register for an account with your MINES email address. You will then be able to see the entire schedule and make, change, or cancel appointments. Appointments are 50 minutes in length (30 minutes are also available, but rarely can a tutor give the help they need to in the shorter time-frame, so be selective). We find that most students underestimate the time needed to work on their writing, so please be sure to have a good plan and good understanding of what you need from our tutors. If you need to cancel, you must do so at least one hour before your appointment time or the system will mark you as a "no-show." After 3 "no-shows" you will be locked out of the system. If you have questions about the schedule or making appointments, please contact Professor Melanie Brandt or Professor Seth Tucker.
The Writing Center is located on the 1st floor of Alderson Hall, in room 133.
The CSM WRITING CENTER is OPEN from August 28th to December 8th for the Fall!
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Student Tutor Hours (See scheduler):
Thesis Formatting Hours: (AVAILABLE DURING FALL/SPRING SEMESTERS)
No appointment is necessary for this service. Walk-in thesis formatting help is offered 2-3 weeks before an upload deadline. Students can bring a paper or electronic copy of their thesis for a format review. Students can receive help with formatting questions such as margins, visual aids, page numbers, white space, and table of contents.
CASA Student tutors*: (AVAILABLE DURING FALL/SPRING SEMESTERS)
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! The Center for Academic Services and Advising also provide student tutoring on campus, and are trained and mentored by our professional tutors to be able to help with specific writing needs and common problems that Mines students often have in classes like Human Systems, NHV, and Field Session.
*All Writing Center peer tutors are located in the Arthur Lakes Library, while Allyce Horan has hours in CASA
**Professional Writing Tutor Mentor from the Writing Center
Services Learn about Consultations and Workshops (this page under construction)
Browse our links to information about the Writing Process, Mechanics, Citation and Documentation, Common CSM Assignments, and more.