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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

During this Fall 2020 semester due to COVID safety protocols, the WRC will offer online/videoconference assistance to students by advance appointment only. There will be no face-to-face appointments in our Scholars Hall location during this Fall semester. Students can request a virtual/Zoom appointment (to take place during our Fall 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 Monday–Friday 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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Fall Semester 2020

Monday, August 31–Friday, December 11

During NMC's COVID-19 suspension of face-to-face classes, new virtual/Zoom appointments can be made for our Fall semester hours.

WRC hours

  • Mon: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tue: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Wed: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thur: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Fri: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sun: 3–7 p.m.

The WRC is closed on official college holidays (i.e., Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7 and Thanksgiving Weekend, Wednesday. Nov. 25, 5 p.m.–Sunday, Nov. 29).

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. (FYI: We cannot guarantee requests for same-day "virtual walk-in" appointments received by 9 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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