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University of Minnesota writing links

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University writing links for students

student consultationsWriting support

Student Writing Support
Offers face-to-face and online writing consultations for all University of Minnesota graduate and undergraduate students.

Spanish & Portuguese Writing Center
Collaborates with both 3000-level students and instructors to help students produce their best writing and to help them to overcome the difficulties of writing in a second language.

The Graduate School Writer’s Nexus
A comprehensive resource from the University Graduate School that offers help with writing and research, information on funding, and support for international students.

The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)
Describes writing help and resources for ESL and Non-Native speakers. Provided by the College of Continuing Education.

Career Services
Offers discipline-specific advice and consultations on writing resumes, cover letters, personal statements for graduate and professional programs, and so on.


classroomWriting courses

First-Year Writing
The first-year writing site provides course decriptions and other resources related to the first-year writing requirement at the University of Minnesota.

Department of Writing Studies
Offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric, Scientific & Technical Communication, Visual Literacy, and more.

Creative Writing Program
Provides writing resources for creative writing and courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Part of the Department of English.

College of Continuing Education
Offers courses and certificates for creative writers, business writers, non-native speakers of English, and communicators of all kinds.


walter libraryResearch resources

University of Minnesota Libraries
Supplies the University community with research materials as well as tools to make library research more effective. Includes links to various research resources.

Voices from the Gaps
Explores, through an extensive web project, the lives and works of women writers of color in North America.


people studying togetherStudent support

Student English Language Support offers free, face-to-face English as a second language support to international undergraduate students. Sponsored by the Minnesota English Language program, SELS is designed for students who want to address a particular English language need to be more successful at the U of M.

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)
A campus-wide resource that promotes an inclusive atmosphere to foster and enrich multicultural understanding among all members of the University of Minnesota community, MCAE offers group and individual tutoring to all University of Minnesota students.  

SMART Learning Commons
Offers drop-in support for selected gateway courses in both individual and small group formats, as well as research and technology assistance at various locations on the East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul campuses. Also sponsors special events such as academic success workshops and pre-exam review sessions.

Student Academic Success Services
Provides learning support services including courses, workshops, individual consultation & counseling, and study skills resources.

Career Services
The all-in-one guide to career resources at the University of Minnesota. Individual career services offices listed here also offer workshops and focused seminars, such as how to write a successful resume.

Student Conflict Resolution Center
SCRC helps students with campus-based complaints and concerns, including problems with University policies, as well as misunderstandings between students, instructors, and/or administrators.

Office for Community Standards
Serves as a resource for information on how to avoid plagiarism, as well as a centralized forum for resolution of reported cases of student scholastic dishonesty.

Disability Resource Center—Student Access
 Information about accommodations and more for students, parents, or interested community members.

Student Mental Health
Provides students, parents, faculty, and staff with information on mental health (including but not limited to depression, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and eating disorders) and related resources at the University of Minnesota.


geography classUniversity writing links for instructors

Teaching with Writing
Presents an expanding compendium of practical suggestions and model materials created by faculty and TAs as they have integrated writing into their courses across the disciplines.

Responding to Non-Native Speakers of English
Resource for instructors of non-native English writers.

Campus Writing Board
Advises the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education on the implementation of the Writing Enriched Curriculum project (WEC) and reviews courses proposed to meet current Writing Intensive (WI) requirements.

Center for Teaching and Learning Services
Works to enhance the culture of teaching and learning through campus-wide workshops, courses, and facilitated discussions.

Student Conflict Resolution Center
The Student Conflict Resolution Center assists staff and faculty members by offering advice to proactively reduce potential complaints. 

Office for Community Standards
Helps instructors promote scholastic responsibility by teaching skills to students. Provides a forum for resolution of reported cases of student scholastic dishonesty.

Disability Resource Center—Toolkit for Instructors
Includes information about implementing accommodations, referring students to Disability Resource Center, and making courses more accessible.