Peer writing tutors are available to help with a variety of writing projects, from brainstorming to development to editing. You can bring in any writing project, such as a paper for your first-year course, a project proposal, your capstone, or a personal statement.
Writing tutors are available by appointment or drop-in.
For longer papers and special projects, you may also schedule appointments with our professional writing counselors, Becky Graham and Jake Mohan, by emailing them directly:
Works in Progress
Works in Progress is a peer-review program where writing tutors facilitate workshops for specific classes. Students meet in the MAX Center to respond to each other’s writing and develop strategies for revision. Faculty members interested in implementing Works in Progress in their classes should contact Julie Lucking at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Works In Progress Works (Google Doc)
Interested in becoming a writing tutor?
We recruit and hire new writing tutors every spring in late March and early April. If you are interested in working as a writing tutor, please contact Becky Graham or Jake Mohan.
MAX Writing Tutor and Media & Cultural Studies Major Alya Ansari ’19 made this short film about the MAX Center and writing at Macalester.
Additional Writing Resources
- The First-Year Writer’s Handbook (Google Doc)
- Frequently Asked Questions (Google Doc)
- Mac Writing (Google Doc)
- DeWitt Wallace Library Reference Desk
- Write Well Video Series
- The University of Minnesota’s Writing for International Students (WINS)
- The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue
- Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College
- The University of Minnesota Center for Writing
- The Writer’s Handbook at UW-Madison
- Collins Cobuild Learners’ Dictionaries
- Dave’s ESL Cafe
- Document Converter