Writing Center

The Catawba College Writing Center provides free, one-to-one tutoring to all Catawba students who are working on writing projects. Our undergraduate peer tutors work with writers of all abilities and at every stage of the writing process.


Appointment lengths vary based on the length of your paper. When you come for an appointment, bring a copy of the assignment and any notes or drafts that you have written. Students who "walk in" may work with a tutor if there are no scheduled appointments. 

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What we Do

The Writing Center's primary goal is to help Catawba students become better writers. Thus, while tutors will offer feedback and strategies to help students improve their writing, students will do the writing and revising themselves.

We help with elements of writing such as:

  • Understanding the assignment
  • Researching
  • Bibliography/Citation
  • MLA/APA/Chicago Formatting
  • Editing/Proofreading
  • Thesis/Argument
  • Transitions
  • Organization

We help with many types of writing including:

  • Creative Writing
  • Group Projects
  • Research Papers
  • Essays
  • Homework Response
  • Lab Reports
  • Multimodal Projects


The Writing Center is located on the Mezzanine level of the Corriher-Linn-Black Library.