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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
  • 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

During the college's COVID-19 suspension of face-to-face (F2F) classes, the WRC will offer online assistance to students by advance appointment only. Students can request an online appointment (to take place during our Summer session Monday–Thursday business hours) by emailing us at writingreadingcenter@nmc.edu

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 an online appointment or other general inquiries) via email at writingreadingcenter@nmc.edu. (Student requests for online appointments will have priority over general inquiries, in terms of our response time throughout our regular Monday–Thursday business hours.)

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 adjust to to new procedures, formats, and constraints during this unprecedented time. Stay safe and healthy!

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Summer Session 2020

Monday, May 11–Thursday, August 6

During NMC's COVID-19 suspension of face-to-face classes, new online appointments can be made for our Summer weekday hours.

WRC hours

  • 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 on official college holidays (i.e., Memorial Day on Mon, May 25; and Friday, July 3).

FYI: We can only respond to email requests for appointments during our Monday–Thursday business hours. Online appointments should ideally be requested at least one business day in advance. (Due to limited hours and staff in our online format during the summer, we cannot guarantee requests for same-day "virtual walk-in" appointments received by 10 a.m. in our email inbox.)

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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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