Welcome to Spring 2023!
Use WC Online to schedule an appointment with a writing tutor or writing counselors.
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MAX writing support featured in the Mac Weekly
The Mac Weekly recently profiled writing counselor/instructor Jake Mohan, whose efforts to integrate anti-racist pedagogy into the MAX Center’s tutoring practices were recently recognized by the SLAC-WPA Martinson Award for Innovation.
“Unlearning White Supremacy in Writing”
This spring, MAX Center writing tutors wrote and published an open letter in the Mac Weekly about how academic writing can be taught and evaluated in a more equitable and inclusive way.
Research into Writing and Equity
With funding from the Mellon Foundation, Writing Counselor Jake Mohan recently prepared two documents exploring the social, cultural, and racial dimensions of how we teach students to write. These two documents are intended for instructors and tutors who hoping to deepen their understanding of anti-racist and anti-oppressive pedagogy, and make their spaces of learning more inclusive and humane.
“Beyond Just: Toward an Antiracist Writing Pedagogy at Macalester” (Google Doc)
“Working with Multilingual Writers at Macalester College” (Google Doc)
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, Alyssa Adkins ([email protected]) and Jake Mohan ([email protected]), through WC Online or 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 [email protected].
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 Alyssa Adkins or Jake Mohan.
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
- Citation: Research Management Tools (DeWitt Wallace Library)
- 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