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Welcome to the NU Writing Center!

The Writing Center’s mission is to coach undergraduate and graduate students in all stages of the writing process through appointment-based collaborative and individualized sessions with one of our tutors. We aim to help students become more effective, confident, life-long writers through critical thinking, self-observation, and the application of sound writing principles and strategies.

To work with us, you need first to create an account. Then, you'll be able to:

  • schedule up to three (3) 40-minute appointments per week (Monday-Sunday) up to 14 days in advance with any available tutor you choose
  • specify the area(s) of writing you'd like to focus on during your session along with how you would like to work with your tutor (through Zoom or by phone)
  • monitor, modify, and/or cancel your scheduled appointments
  • put yourself on our waiting list for one or more days to be notified of any openings in our schedule.


  • Click here for additional free tutoring provided by our partners at Wyzant. **Please note that if you don't see the "Continue to Login" button on the page that opens, you may need to reduce magnification OR expand your browser window so that it appears.**
  • Get Microsoft Word 365 -- free! Log in through your SSO portal and look for Microsoft Office icons. If you don't see them, try clicking here and following the instructions.
  • Avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, and formatting your papers: Please visit the NU Library's guides to the major formatting and citation styles, including APA, MLAChicago, and AMA, as well as our Writing Resources page.
  • Online workshop: Annotated Bibliographies
    • When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 5:30pm-7pm Pacific Time
    • Where:
    • Why: Join us for a free, interactive workshop to learn strategies for developing an annotated bibliography. We'll offer step-by-step guidance in locating resources, formatting the citations, and writing the annotations. We'll also discuss different organizational schemes and look at samples that illustrate the various approaches used in such documents. Additional resources for further study will be provided.
  • Still have questions? Email us at We look forward to working with you!

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