The Writing Center is dedicated to helping those who are part of
the Mount Saint Mary College community. In doing so, we have
articulated the reason for our presence on campus.
The Writing Center is the home for writing at Mount Saint Mary
College. Through peer-facilitated writing consultations,
co-curricular events, the celebration of writing, as well as
collaboration with and support of all members of the Mount
community, the Writing Center engenders a culture of writing on
The Writing Center offers supplemental writing instruction to
the Mount Saint Mary College community. This supplemental
instruction is primarily facilitated by trained Writing Center
tutors, who conduct one-on-one, peer writing consultations with
students working on academic writing projects. Because our
investment is in each individual writer we work with, writing
consultations are tailored to improving the writing skills of each
student and not to the mere correction or editing of any particular
assignment. This individualized, collaborative peer instruction in
writing allows the Writing Center to contribute to the college’s
mission of investing in the inherent worth of the individual,
empowering students to reach their full potential as lifelong
learners, and encouraging both the intellectual and personal growth
of Mount students.
Learning Outcomes for Writers
Through participating in one-on-one, peer facilitated writing
consultations, writers at Mount Saint Mary College will be able
• Describe a component of the writing process, rhetorical
concept, or grammatical convention.
• Implement that component of the writing process, rhetorical
concept, or grammatical convention into their own writing.
• Identify a clear plan for revision or next steps for continued
work and improvement on their own writing.
• Develop increased self-awareness, self-confidence, and
self-efficacy when writing.