Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs / Writing Center



Consultations offered by the Writing Center are an academic service provided by the University, dedicated to the support and development of students as successful writers in their fields of study. We are staffed by professional writing consultants to help students at all levels in every program offered by the University. Our aim is to improve the writer, not just the paper. Our consultations are free and offered synchronously (face-to-face or telephone) or asynchronously (by email). Appointments range from 30-60 minutes, with a maximum of 90 minutes per student per week, and require an appointment.

If you cannot find an appointment time on our calendar, you now have the option of using our after-hours queue. Click here for instructions on how to use this online system.


Our workshops are open to all currently enrolled students and meet on the Twin Cities campus or online. All workshops have a fee of $25 (unless otherwise noted) that is charged on your tuition statement after the workshop. Students register for workshops online using the menu below. To cancel a workshop, students must email the writing center at 48 hours before the start of the workshop.

TC Campus Workshops

SSVC175: Microsoft Word for APA (PC/MAC)

In this workshop, learn how to set your computer defaults to support APA style. Create an APA document with reference page and table of contents. Customize your Quick Access toolbar for APA. Learn word processing shortcuts that will save you time and energy. Learn to avoid common formatting errors such as misaligned numbers and lists, gaps in text, moving text, and “orphan” headings. Students attending this workshop are expected to have basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Fri. May. 18, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


SSVC300: Introduction to APA Source Citation

This workshop is designed for students new to APA style. Learn APA guidelines for basic source citations in text and on the reference page. Learn to find APA source information in electronic databases and on the Internet. The emphasis is on APA rule patterns and using the manual efficiently.

Sat. May. 19, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


SSVC200: "Flow": How to Improve It (Only $15)

What is “flow”? People sometimes use the informal term flow, as in”does my paper flow?” when they want to know if readers can follow their ideas easily. In this workshop, you will learn about the underlying components of flow: consistency, organization, grammar, transitions, and diction. The writing strategies covered in this workshop will help you to compose academic writing that is idea-dense yet easily understood by your readers.

Sat. Jul. 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Online Workshops

SSVC250: Resumes ONLINE WORKSHOP (Only $15)

This online workshop, instructed by a career adviser and recruiter for a major corporation in the Twin Cities in tandem with Writing Center staff, is designed to help you design, write, and polish your resume to maximize your opportunities. This will be a 2-hour online workshop. You will need access to a computer and the internet.

Not offered this semester.


128 La Salle Hall
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404


Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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