Academic Writing Support
The Writing Desk helps St. Olaf students write clearly, critically, and convincingly to effectively engage in academic conversations. Tutors listen, ask questions, and provide feedback. Writing sessions typically focus on brainstorming ideas, strengthening arguments, developing support, organizing paragraphs, and refining sentences. Writing tutors do not edit or proofread; instead, they teach students how to do this for themselves. We don’t just want you to have a stronger paper; we want you to be a stronger writer.