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Writing Center

Writing Center information page


What to Expect 

Our consultants are trained and experienced in a variety of tutorial methods and may employ any of those methods in a consultation session. Do not expect the Consultant to "edit" or "fix" your paper. It is your paper. Rather, the Consultant will provide feedback from the reader's point of view. He or she may ask a variety of clarifying questions and respond to impressions of the text. He or she may provide tips or recommendations, all of which are your responsibility to implement or ignore. With writing there is no "right answer" and the Consultant's feedback may or may not help you meet the expectations of your instructor.   

Your Consultant may notice the composition is not ready for all necessary feedback in a single setting. In order to prevent feedback fatigue, he or she will provide the most pressing feedback on higher-order issues in the current session and may ask you to revise and return for another appointment at a later time. In subsequent settings you might receive more feedback regarding grammar or other lower-order issues.  

Meeting with a Consultant will not guarantee a student will receive a good grade on their paper. Helping students get "A's" on papers is not our purpose. Additionally, Writing Consultants do not know the content about which you are writing. You are the master of the content. What we provide is a layer of feedback in a comfortable, non-judgmental setting that can help the writer know if their rhetorical purposes are being met and if their writing is clear.

In-person appointments will occur in the Leah Peterson Learning Commons in room 133. If an online appointment has been booked, the Consultant will send an appointment link prior to the scheduled time. 

Questions? Contact us at

Writing Consultants

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. Meetings can be held in-person or remotely through Google Meet. Instructions can be found here if you've never joined a Google Meet session.




Thurs. and Fri.


1:00- 5:00pm


1:00-5:00 pm


1:00pm-4:00 pm


To book an appointment, follow the "schedule appointment" tab on the left of the screen.

For other appointment times, email us at

Hours will not be held on student or campus holidays.

Online Writing Lab- For Undergraduate Students

The online writing lab is a simple way for students to receive help on writing projects. If you are interested in our online services, please follow the instructions below.


  • Papers submitted through the Online Writing Lab will be processed within 48 business hours. We do not guarantee commentary will be given on weekends.
  • For papers longer than 10 pages, expect an additional 24 hours for commentary.
  • Please submit one assignment at a time.


To access our online writing lab: Enroll in Canvas.

  1. Enter your NNU username and password.
  2. Select the Enroll in Course button
  3. Select the Go to Course button to enter the NNU Online Writing Lab

*You will only need to enroll once. The Writing Lab will appear as one of your enrolled courses in Canvas.

Upload Your Paper

  1.  Once in Canvas, select Online Writing Lab from your courses menu.
  2. Select Assignments from the menu bar.
  3. To upload your paper, select the following: Undergrad- Online Writing Center.
  4. To submit a document for review, select the following: Submit Assignment > Choose File > Select File > Submit Assignment