Bentonville Campus BH 1003

Monday - Thursday   8:00-6:00
Friday   8:00-12:00  

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Writing Center

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The Writing Center is staffed by English Composition faculty members who assist students with the writing process. It is equipped with networked computers and a printer.

BENTONVILLE CAMPUS

fACE-TO-fACE cONSULTATION WITH
AN nwacc eNGLISH iNSTRUCTOR

Students may drop in to the NWACC Writing Center in BH 1003 for a 20-25 minute review of their work on a first come-first served basis. The Writing Center's fall hours are as follows:
Monday-Thursday 8:00-6:00  and Friday 8:00-12:00 noon.                 Telephone 479-986-6929

LIVE CONSULTATION
Students may make a 15 minute appointment for a live tutoring session on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 and Thursdays 12:00-1:00.  This option is perfect for students who like the help received from a face-to-face tutoring session but cannot visit the Center.  Please see the website on how to book an appointment and get connected.

E-MAIL CONSULTATION

The email consultation service will be closed for the Thanksgiving break Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26.  We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27 and welcome you to submit your paper at that time.

WORKSHOPS
On the main campus we offer three one-hour workshops a week focusing on basic skills in grammar, punctuation, and writing.  The schedule is shown on this website at the lefthand column's link to Writing Workshops. Workshop handouts are digitally accessible on the workshop schedule page.

RESOURCES FOR WRITERS
We also offer multiple web links to resources such as Documentation Guides for MLA, APA, Chicago, CSE, ASA, and I-Search Papers; an English Handbook for grammar, punctuation, and writing information; a page on how to write quotations, and many videos and grammar exercises. For one page with links to all of these, select the Resources for Writers link on the lefthand home page menu.


WRITING CENTER MISSION STATEMENT

The Writing Center at NWACC is an integral part of the composition program.  Writing Center faculty offer their expertise to respond to writers individually during the writing process.  We strive to develop in the writer the ability to recognize good writing, utilize research techniques, and avoid plagiarism in his/her writing.

Our instructors will read and respond to writing, offer suggestions for improving student drafts, and encourage all to become better writers in a twenty to twenty-five minute tutoring session.

Our instructors will not proofread or "fix" writing, write papers for students, or tell a student what grade a paper should receive.   If students need additional help on an assignment, they are encouraged to return to the Writing Center for further tutoring sessions.

 

For more information or to comment about this site,
please contact Lorraine Bach, Director of the Writing Center