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The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a fragrance-free environment.

Cologne, perfume, scented lotions, and other chemical fragrances can make some people sick, especially those with asthma, chemical sensitivities or allergies, or other respiratory ailments. Please refrain from wearing/using fragrances when you're at any of our Tutoring or Testing Center locations.

The Type of Service We Provide

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. Tutors are faculty, graduate, and experienced peer writing consultants whose flexibility meets the needs of inexperienced and proficient writers wanting to become more skilled. The tutors can provide constructive feedback and coach you on the following writing tasks:

  • Analyzing an assignment and organizing ideas
  • Narrowing and focusing a topic
  • Formulating a thesis
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Transitions
  • Looking critically at sentence structure, diction, and grammar
  • Revising and editing strategies

NOTE: We allow students a maximum of one writing tutorial per course per day.

Tutors do not provide editing services. Tutors are not allowed to alter the content of any document. Rather, tutors will teach you strategies for effective editing and proofreading.

Location and Contact Information:

Appointment Tutoring: 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 I). Our Minneapolis Location is in the Management Education Center (room 4070). The Writing Center specializes in face-to-face tutoring that offers you the most comprehensive learning.

Check this out! Want to schedule a tutoring appointment? You can schedule a 50-minute face-to-face appointment by pointing your browser to https://metrostate.mywconline.net

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

General Information:

We are pleased to offer eTutoring services. To schedule a phone tutorial, eTutorial, or face-to-face appointment visit us at https://metrostate.mywconline.net.

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 Assessmentoffice.

 

Writing Center Schedules - Summer 2015

Open dates: May 18 - August 15 (Closed June 29 - July 5)
The CAE is closed 1 pm - 2 pm Daily
Location: Saint Paul Midway Minneapolis
Schedule
Monday 2 pm –  8 pm Monday 2 pm –  6 pm Monday -
Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday -
Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday 10 am – 5:30 PM
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm Thursday 10 am – 6 pm Thursday -
Friday - Friday - Friday -
Saturday - Saturday 10 am – 4 pm Saturday -
Are appointments required?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Are drop-in appointments available?
No
No
No
Room Number:
Room L130, Library Building
Room I (basement)
M4070 (fourth floor)
Address
700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
1300 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Parking:
*NEW* Parking Ramp: Available by contract & registration OR $5 daily rate
(Opens late July/early August)

On-Street Parking: Free where available, but subject to limitations

Parking Lots: Available to students only via permit issued by Student Affairs
Parking Lot: Free
Parking Ramp: $5 daily rate at MCTC ramp on Hennepin Ave.

On-Street Parking: Metered with limited availability
Phone:
(651) 793-1460
Email address:
centerfolk@metrostate.edu

 


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