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Who we are and What we can do for you

The ability to write clearly and concisely is essential for success in any field of study. Metropolitan State University's writing centers provide free writing support for current students, faculty, and staff. Tutors are faculty, graduate, and experienced peer writing consultants whose flexibility meets the needs of inexperienced as well as proficient writers wanting to become more skilled. The tutors are accomplished in all phases of the writing process including:

  1. Analyzing an assignment and organizing ideas
  2. Narrowing and focusing a topic
  3. Formulating a thesis
  4. Introductions and conclusions
  5. Moving smoothly from point to point
  6. Looking critically at sentence structure, diction, and grammar
  7. Revising and editing

Location and Contact Information

Our St. Paul campus location is within the Center for Academic Excellence on the main floor of the library building (room 130). Our Midway campus location is on the lower level (room H). Our Minneapolis Location is in the Management Education Center (room 4070). Our Brooklyn Park location is in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center (room 138). The Writing Center specializes in face-to-face tutoring that offers you the most comprehensive learning.

We encourage appointments. You can schedule a 50-minute face-to-face appointment by calling 651-793-1460 or by emailing the Center at centerfolk@metrostate.edu

NOTE: Tutors may not be able to cover a paper longer than 6 pages in the allotted time.

General Information

We presently do not offer email writing tutorials.  We hope to offer this service beginning Spring 2015.

Accommodations for people with disabilities may be requested by calling Disability Services at 651-793-1540 (voice) or 651-772-7687 (TTY/TDD) or by emailing disability.services@metrostate.edu

Disability related testing accommodations for testing services on the Saint Paul, Midway, or Minneapolis campuses may be obtained through the Disability Services office.

Placement assessment tests and graduate admissions assessments may be scheduled through the Placement Assessment office.


Writing Center Schedules - Fall 2014
September 2 - December 12 (closed November 26 - 30)

Location: Saint Paul: Midway:
Schedule
Monday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday   Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Are appointments
required?
Yes
Yes
Are drop-in appointments
available?
No
No
Room Number:
Room L130, Library Building
Room H (basement)
Address:
700 East 7th Street,
St. Paul, MN 55106
1450 Energy Park Drive,
St. Paul, MN 55108
 
Schedule
Minneapolis:
Brooklyn Park:
Monday   Monday  
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday  
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday   Saturday  
Are appointments
required?
Yes
Yes
Are drop-in appointments
available?
No
No
Room Number:
M4070 (fourth floor)
Room 104, LECJEC Building
Address:
1300 Harmon Place,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
9110 Brooklyn Boulevard,
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
 
Phone:
(651) 793-1460
Email address:
centerfolk@metrostate.edu

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