The Academic Center for Writing (ACW) offers the following services:

  • Thirty-minute, individual writing consultations for students,*

  • Small- or large-group instructional workshops on writing topics,

  • Fifteen student-use computers with free printing for writing assignments,

  • A multimedia-equipped classroom with twenty-six computers available by reservation,

  • Large whiteboards for instructional use

  • The Ink Spot Writing Reference Library with instruction manuals on MLA/APA citation and various types of essay and guideline handouts.

  • Instructional resource database with writing topic videos and reference materials

If you are an instructor and would like to make a Classroom Reservation, please review our Reservation Procedures.

*Appointments must be made in person through the Accutrack system, and should be made at least 24 hours prior to your writing consultation. (Our appointments fill up fast, especially deeper into a semester)  Students are always welcome to stop by the center to see if a specialist is available.  Our writing consultations last 20-30 minutes and can be made. Stop by the ACW (W114) Monday – Saturday.


Monday – Thursday:  7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday:      7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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GabrielBarraza.jpgThrough the help of MVC’s Academic Center for Writing…I now have confidence that no matter what university I transfer to, I will be a student who is capable of writing at a high level of academic excellence.

                                                                                   ---Gabriel  Barraza



My student, Steffiney Johnson, sent me an image file of the form she filled out in the Writing Center ...


I wanted to thank the person that worked with her that day. It made a difference, and I suspect a huge difference for this student. The work you and your team are doing matters. 

                                                                             ---Janice L. Franklin, Ph.D.