Writing Center

The Writing Center at Mercyhurst North East is staffed by a professional tutor and is a free service available to all Mercyhurst North East students. Our goal is to help students master the skills necessary to succeed in their courses and their future careers.

The Writing Center aims not only to help students with current projects, but also to foster the skills and self-confidence needed for continued improvement and success.

The Writing Center isn’t just for College Writing courses. Students are encouraged to come in for help with any class assignment that involves writing. The Mercyhurst North East Writing Center can help you at all stages of the writing process, including these common areas:

  • Prewriting and outlining
  • Thesis statements
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Developing an argument
  • Reading, understanding, conducting and incorporating research
  • Revising, editing and proofreading a draft
  • Grammar, spelling and capitalization
  • MLA or APA citation and formatting
  • Presentation strategies
  • BlackBoard issues and assignments
  • And more!


Writing Center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Writing Center is located in the Academic Success Center in Miller 14. Students can sign up for half hour or hour appointments, depending on the length of the assignment. Appointments can be made online using TutorTrac, by emailing netutoring@mercyhurst.edu, or with your Academic Success Coach.