The Writing Center

Salem College Writing Center (SCWC) is a place where students can learn more about writing techniques, discuss their writing concerns and gain knowledge about the “writing process.”  We are a team of writing professionals and students who know what it takes to produce an outstanding piece of work, be it academic, scholarly, or creative.

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Our Vision

The vision and goal for Salem College Writing Center (SCWC) is to provide a friendly and welcoming place where students will not be afraid to show their writing skills and learn more.  The tutoring sessions you experience will be designed to help you gain insight into writing. SCWC will be a place that will open at reasonable hours for all students, faculty and tutors.  The writing process will be taken seriously and will be understood that perfection cannot be completed in one session; therefore, we will encourage follow up visits.  SCWC will strive to eliminate the notion that asking for help means that you’re a “bad” writer (even good writers have helpers).  We will strive to make resources available for graduate students and students who work full time such as online tutoring and occasional weekend workshops.  All of the tutors will be trained in the writing and tutoring process so they can properly assist students.  Finally, our vision is to have every student leave SCWC knowing how to apply their learned concepts to their future projects.

We at the Writing Center look forward to working with you on your writing needs!

Dr. Katie Manthey

Director of the Writing Center

Do I need to make an appointment or can I walk-in?

All sessions should be made by appointment.  Please Schedule an Appointment to book an appointment with a tutor.

How long are writing appointments?

All writing center appointments are 30 minutes in length.  If you have a lengthy paper, you are free to schedule back to back appointments.

Can I submit my paper via email?

At the moment, only graduate students and Fleer students may submit their papers via email.  Pleas click on "Services" to find out how.

May I request a specific tutor?

Yes!  You may make a generic appointment or you may request a tutor of your choice when you Schedule an Appointment.

If I miss a workshop, will you offer it again?

In the event you miss or cannot attend a workshop, please email Dr. Katie Manthey or call Dr. Manthey at 336-917-5381 to schedule a make-up appointment.

2015-2016 Workshop dates forthcoming!

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Katie Manthey, or 336-917-5381.

Steps for Online Tutoring (For Graduate and Fleer Students)

The writing center has set up online tutoring for graduate and Fleer students who are unable to meet face-to-face.  Although this is available, it is strongly encouraged that you schedule an in-house session. Please follow the steps below to submit a paper via email:

  1. Send your written piece to Dr. Katie Manthey via email attachment. Make your subject line say Online Submission. Please include the following information in your message: a) Your name, b) Course section, c) Instructor’s name, d) Description of the assignment, e) Questions or concerns about your paper.  If possible, tell us which parts of the paper you’d especially like for the tutor to review.
  2. Once your paper is assigned to a tutor, you will receive a confirmation email. After the tutor reads your paper, you will then receive another response via email.  Responses often include electronic notes in the margins of your document or within the document.
  3. Most papers will be reviewed within 24 hours.  For longer papers (10+ pages), please allow up to 48 hours.
  4. If for some reason your paper requires in-house tutoring, you will be notified via email immediately. 

Note: It is best to send your requests for online tutoring at least a week in advance. 

Apply to become a writing tutor

All writing center tutors are work-study students. If you are interested in a writing center position, you may obtain an application from  Dr. Katie Manthey at  If you do not qualify for work-study, but would like to work in the center, please speak with Dr. Richardson about possible internship or independent study options.

Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, all classes have been canceled and all offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Scholarship Weekend events scheduled for Monday, February 15, will take place in the Single Sisters House.

Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2016