Writing Center at Aquinas College
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    Writing Center

"Aquinas Writing Center" logo At the AQ Writing Center, our mission is to support members of the Aquinas community in their personal, academic, and professional writing. In one-on-one consulting sessions, we engage writers in dialogue that not only provides immediate feedback and strategies for their particular writing projects, but also contributes to their ongoing development as writers. The AQ Writing Center offers free consulting to all writers in our Aquinas College community—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—at any stage of the writing process.

During your Session

During your session at the Writing Center, you will work one-on-one with a writing center consultant to identify your writing strengths and weaknesses and clearly and effectively express your ideas.

During a typical session, you can focus/work on:

  • Brainstorming
  • Utilizing Citation / Quotations / References
  • Editing assistance for cohesion, Usage, and Punctuation
  • Organizing ideas
  • Revising Drafts
  • Presentations
  • Idea Development
  • Creative Prose or Poetry
  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Thesis Construction
  • Research
  • Establishing a Writing Plan

Get the Most Out of Your Appointment

To get the most out of your appointment, please:

  1. Bring yourself! (The Writing Center consults with writers; you are integral to the process.)
  2. Bring your project (any notes or drafts you have already begun).
  3. Bring a copy of your assignment (or job description or conference call, etc.).
  4. Remember to leave enough time after your session to develop & revise your work

Hours and Locations

Spring 2020
WC Consulting in 111 Wege (appointments and drop-ins)

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 10am to 3pm AND 5pm to 7pm (Closed 3pm to 5pm)
Friday: 10 am to Noon
Sunday Nights in the AQ Library: 6 pm to 8 pm

Just walk in! No appointment necessary!

Spring 2020 Spanish-text consultant available

Just walk in!

Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am to 11am
Friday 10 am to Noon

Sunday (in the library) 6pm to 7pm Consultant prepared to consult on texts composed in Spanish

ESL Consultation Hours

Monday 2pm to 4pm Wednesday Noon to 2pm

AQ Writing Center ESL

The  Aquinas College Writing Center provides appointments specifically for English Language Learners or Global Students. These appointments last approximately 50 minutes and focus issues such as grammar, punctuation, American writing style, understanding assignments, citations, etc. Consultants have knowledge directly related to these areas. 

Set an ESL Writing Center Appointment

For queries, please email thewritingcenter@aquinas.edu