Writing Center

The Writing Center is located in L-126, in the hallway between Davies and Dailey halls. Our goal is to help students produce their best written work, at any stage in the writing process, improving students’ chances of success in various courses at ICC. Our vision is to create a writing culture on the ICC campus that advances student excellence and faculty innovation. Due to the high volume of students who use the Writing Center, consultations are by appointment only. Please make sure to plan ahead if a visit to the Writing Center is a course requirement.

Writing Center Goals

  • To provide one-on-one consultations with students wherever they are in the writing process and in whatever discipline
  • To create an inviting space with attentive tutors where the student feels at ease
  • To enhance faculty efforts to use writing as an effective teaching tool.
  • To foster student self-evaluation by engaging in conversation about the student's work and seeking to develop better writing strategies through dialogue.

Writing Center Services

We engage students to examine their own writing through dialogue, and our main goal is to develop better writers: that is, more critically aware students with the tools to self-evaluate their work.

  • We offer one-on-one, thirty minute writing consultations five days a week.
  • We offer email-based tutoring services as needed.
  • A resource library (topic include: essay structure, grammar, outlines, rhetoric)
  • Provide assignment-based, individual writing conferences for students of a specific class
  • Provide in-class tutors, or writing fellows, that can work closely with a particular class and instructor
  • Through detailed record-keeping, we can also provide feedback and assessment services for sections or individual students.

Resources

The Writing Center has MLA and APA Style guides available in the library and online.

MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

Contact Information

To make an appointment please stop by our office in the L-126, or contact Christine Belgarde at 218-322-2454. Appointments can also be scheduled through email at itasca.writingcenter@gmail.com.

Writing Center Staff