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Writing & Reading Center

NMC's Writing & Reading Center (WRC) offers peer assistance with all types of writing at all stages of the writing process. You'll receive help with:

  • Invention/Outlining
  • Drafting
  • Revision
  • Organization/Coherence
  • Source integration
  • Citation/Documentation
  • Grammar/Punctuation
  • Reading comprehension of sources used

Help is available for all types of writing, including:

  • Class papers
  • Cover letters for jobs
  • Personal statements
  • Creative writing

As of June 1, the WRC is open to serve students remotely (via Zoom) during Summer 2021 sessions. During Summer '21, due to continued COVID safety protocols/remote learning at NMC, the WRC will offer online / videoconference assistance to NMC students by advance appointment only. There continues to be no face-to-face appointments in our Scholars Hall location during the 2020–21 academic year. Students can request a virtual/Zoom appointment (to take place during our semester business hours) by emailing us at

WRC sessions are typically 30 minutes, but they can last from 20 minutes to longer, as necessary. For instructions on what information students need to provide when requesting an online appointment via email, please refer to our Contact Us page.

During this COVID-19 time when we have suspended our F2F and phone service, we ask that you send us your questions (e.g., student requests for a virtual/Zoom appointment or other general inquiries) via email at (Student requests for online appointments will have priority over general inquiries, in terms of our response time throughout our regular Summer business hours, Monday-Thursday, which again will resume the start of June.)

We're here to support students. If you have any questions, we look forward to your email and will respond as soon as we can during our regular weekday business hours. (The email account is monitored daily when we are open and staffed.) Thank you in advance for your patience, as we all continue adjusting to remote procedures, formats, and constraints during this time. Stay safe and healthy!

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Summer 2021 Semester

Tuesday, June 1–Thursday, August 5

After Memorial Day weekend, new virtual/Zoom appointments can be made for our current, reduced Summer session hours.

WRC hours (Eastern StD time zone)

  • Mon: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Tue: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Thur: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The WRC is closed Fridays–Sundays and also on official college holidays (i.e., Monday, July 5).

FYI: We can only respond to email requests for appointments during our regular business hours. Online appointments should ideally be requested at least one business weekday in advance. (Though we will try, we cannot guarantee requests for same-day "virtual walk-in" appointments, especially if they come in during the latter half of our shift.)

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What really happens in NMC's Writing and Reading Center? Watch our video for a unique perspective from students and staff of the Writing and Reading Center.

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