Writing Center

Writing Center Events

Spring 2016

Writing Across Borders

Wednesday| March 16th, 2016 | 12:20-1:15 p.m. | Aquinas Hall 216
An FYE Academic Success Event!
In honor of International Education Week, join us for a film screening of Writing Across Borders, a documentary that illuminates the “challenges international students face when writing for American colleges and universities.” The film screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with international students who attend the Mount. Co-sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the Writing Center.

So You Want To Be A Writing Center Tutor?

Thursday| March 31st, 2016 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Aquinas Hall 163
Come learn what being a Writing Center Tutor is all about! Current and former tutors will share their experiences working in the Writing Center, showcasing their work and answering audience questions. If attending this session piques your interest, the deadline to apply is Monday, April 18th!

MSMC Writing Contest

Friday| April 1st, 2016 | 11:59 pm 
The MSMC Writing Center is now accepting submissions for its first annual Writing Contest. Students of any academic standing are eligible to enter. Essays must have been written for a MSMC course during the 2015-2016 academic year and should be primarily research-driven. Two $200 prizes will be awarded: one for the winning graduate-level entry and one for the winning undergraduate-level entry. A $50 Honorable Mention will also be awarded for each category. Prizes will be awarded in the form of a Visa gift card.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 1st, 2016 via www.turnitin.com. Late entries will not be considered.

Login to Turnitin.com:

Class ID Number: 8521129

Password: knightwriter


  • Essays should be between 7-15 pages of text (excluding cover page, bibliography, abstract, footnotes, charts, graphs, appendices, etc.)
  • Essays should be saved in (.pdf) format
  • (.pdf) file should have the same title as the essay
  • No identifying information (name, address, student identification number, etc.) should be included anywhere in the (.pdf) document
  • Papers should be formatted using the corresponding style guide for the discipline they were written (e.g. APA for social sciences, MLA for English/Literature, AP for journalism)
  • Group papers are not eligible for the contest
  • By entering the essay contest, students agree to the terms of academic honesty and affirm that all work is their own

Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and soundness of argument (25%)
  • Integration of research (25%)
  • Organization (25%)
  • Professionalism (25%)