Our Mission and Vision

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. 

Our Vision

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 campus.

Our Mission

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 to:

• 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.