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Milwaukee Campus Writing Center: Home

Welcome to the Writing Center at the Milwaukee Campus, located in Room C270.

Announcement

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), most classes have moved online. Campuses are slowly reopening. Find more info in English y Español at matc.edu/coronavirus and matc.edu/fall.

Through Aug. 19, you can get general help with computers and applications from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our online Collaborate room.

Writing Center and OWL hours

We reopen Monday,
Aug. 24.

Also visit us at
WI tutoring: English/Writing
 
or call 1-571-392-7650 PIN: 409 579 1136



Papers received by the Online Writing Lab (OWL) after 5:00 p.m.  Thursday will be responded to on the following workday.

Submitting to the MATC OWL

Online Writing LabPlease send your paper as an attachment in Microsoft Word (.docx) or (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) to writing@matc.edu, and include the following information in the body of your email:

  • First and last name
  • Student ID number
  • Course name and number
  • Instructor's name
  • Detailed guidelines for the assignment (Can be copy/pasted into email from Blackboard)
  • Assignment due date

Please allow one to two business days for a response. Papers submitted outside of normal MATC Writing Center hours are looked at when the center next reopens. In other words, papers submitted over the weekend will be returned the following Monday or Tuesday. 

Check us out!

Writing Center, C270
Writing Center, C270
Writing Center, C270

opening quotes The entire writing lab: They were an absolute pleasure to work with. 
I worked with all of them at least once this semester and they were all incredible and (made) English fun. closing quotes
K., student

We're here to help

We currently work one-on-one or online with any MATC student who needs help with the following: 

•    Understanding the steps of the writing process 
•    Practicing prewriting techniques
•    Building an outline
•    Doing research
•    Developing a thesis statement
•    Constructing a logical argument
•    Improving proofreading and editing skills
•    Analyzing literature
•    Using updated MLA/APA/Chicago style documentation
•    Building sentence skills
•    Using Internet resources such as the Online Writing Lab (OWL)
•    Refining scholarship essays

However, we do not:

•    Assist with quizzes, take-home exams, or tests
•    Substitute for class time
•    Write/edit/proofread personal correspondence, business or legal documents, or homework from another college  

We look forward to working with you in the coming year, and we welcome suggestions for how we might better serve your students. We are located in room C270 at the downtown campus. 

If you have any other questions, please call 297-8189 or email writing@matc.edu. 

Sincerely,

MATC Writing Center Staff 
MATC Writing Center/ Online Writing Lab
writing@matc.edu
414-297-8189

Workshops on Request

Instructors: We offer Writing Skills Workshops, which are especially helpful for instructors of non-English courses who assign papers. For example, "WS-4: Where do I begin? Preparing a First Draft" can help history students get started in the writing process, and "WS-8: To Cite or Not to Cite? APA Documentation Made Easy" can help psychology students properly format their papers.

Request a workshop today!

Tutoring and Academic Support locations

Downtown Milwaukee Campus:

Tutoring Services, C286 | Communication Center, C278 | Computer Production Center, M273 | Math Center, C271 | Science Center, C271 | Writing Center, C270 

Bilingual Services, M224 | Multicultural Services, M238 | Student Accommodation Services, C219 | Veterans Resource Center, S314

Regional Campuses:

Mequon Campus, A282 | Oak Creek Campus, A208 | West Allis Campus, Room 249