Writing Center

RCTC offers in-person and online tutoring support for writing assignments for any class and scholarship essays, program applications, resumés, and cover letters.

Tutors can help you understand assignments, brainstorm, outline, organize, develop, research, revise, cite, and use resources. Please bring the assignment sheet and any prewriting notes or draft (if you have one), and come prepared to collaborate.

Expect to talk about the assignment and your writing before a tutor looks at your draft. The goal is to help you become a better writer by discussing your ideas and your process. The earlier and more often you come to the Writing Center, the more the tutors can help.

2024 Spring Semester Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

Tutors use a process approach to writing:

To get help, come to GL208, sign in, and put a red cup on top of a green cup.

Or make an appointment:

  1. Click:

  1. Choose ONLINE or IN PERSON at the top of the page. You must click on one of the two options for the dates and times to load.
  2. Select a DATE on the calendar. The available times will appear on the right.
  3. Select a TIME.
  4. Optional: If you wish to schedule with a specific tutor, click on the tutor’s name in the Staff drop-down menu for their available times.
  5. Fill in your information below. Note: Your email address is firstname.lastname@my.rctc.edu, not StarID@go.minnstate.edu. You must use the correct one to receive reminder emails.
  6. Check the box to show you understand the cancellation policy.
  7. Click the blue BOOK.
  8. You will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please check your Junk or Other mailbox if you do not see a response in your RCTC inbox.


Other Sites for Writing Help 

In addition to the help you can get at the Writing Center, many websites provide helpful videos, tools, exercises, and other information. Here are a few we recommend:


RCTC Writing Center Contact Information

Writing Center
GL208 BOX 45
851 30th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999