Campus Writing Center Services
Writing consultants are available to our students at no cost. Consultants are NNU trained, and able to assist with writing conventions, format, citation styles, and parts of the writing process (bibliographies, title pages, etc...). Consultants are trained to work with students to better their papers, not to edit or write a student’s papers.
Drop-In Writing Consulting
Drop-in writing consultations are available in the Leah Peterson Learning Commons during the Fall and Spring terms.
Writing Center drop-in hours for Spring 2018:
Tuesday: 9am-12pm, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday: 9am-10:00am, 6pm-9pm
Schedule an Appointment
1. To schedule a writing consultant, visit Tutor Matching Service.
2. Create an account the first time you log in by selecting “Sign Up” in the upper right corner of the page. You may use your NNU email account.
3. Choose an NNU Writing Consultant.
4. Select “See Calendar” and then select "Book Now". Find the date and time you would like from the tutor’s availability.
5. If you don't see the "Book" button, please send the tutor a message to propose a date and time for your session. You may also ask questions of the tutor by using the “Send Message” button.
Afterward, please go back to TMS and rate your tutoring experience. We utilize this information to continuously improve our services. Our tutors work hard, and it is good to let others know when they have done a good job!
Online Writing Center1. Enter your NNU username and password
Video Instructions - Paper Submissions
Grammarly and Turnitin
GrammarlyGrammarly is an automated grammar tutor and revision tool for academic writing. A web-based application, Grammarly works with you to develop sentence-level writing skills, prevent plagiarism, and reinforce proper revision habits. Upload drafts of your writing assignments to Grammarly to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar and double-check if all sources are properly cited!
To access the program, go to https://www.grammarly.com/ and register using your NNU email address. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirming your registration. It is important to use your NNU e-mail to access the full-service institutional account.
TurnitinQuestions about plagiarism? You can run a pre-check on papers through Turnitin. For instructions on how to access Turnitin, please visit the Turnitin Guide through the NNU Riley Library website.
Here are some resources we hope will help as you write.
Grammar:Subject-Verb Agreement: This link can help you create agreement between the subject and verb in your sentences.
Subordniate Clauses: This link will help you sort out subordniate clauses.
Vague Pronoun References: Words like this, that, it, and which, leave the reader unsure to whom or what you refer. This link can help you with clarification in a sentence.
Verb Tense Shifts: This link will help you identify and avoid shifts in verb tense.\
Conjunctions and Apostrophe Use: This link will help you know how and where to use apostrophes.
Help with Citation Styles
APA Style- Click the link to find out more about APA style, how to use citations and compile a bibliography.
MLA Style- Click the link to find out more about MLA style, how to use citations and compile a bibliography.
Chicago/Turabian Style- Click the link to find out more about Chicago and Turabian, how to use footnotes, endnotes, and to compile a bibliography.