Writing is a critical element of Carleton's curriculum and there are some excellent resources and expertise on campus designed to help students improve their writing.

Drop-In Center

The Writing Center is dedicated to working with students on any academic writing project and at any stage in the writing process, from brainstorming to polishing a final draft. Check the website for information about drop-in locations in the Library or to schedule an appointment with a writing consultant.


Students looking for help with academic writing projects are encouraged to sign up for appointments with writing consultants. Go to the Writing Center's website for more information and to sign up.

Writing Portfolio

If you are a first- or second-year student you will be thinking about which writing assignments to include in your writing portfolio. The Carleton Writing Program website has a wealth of information on portfolio requirements, deadlines, checklists and other really helpful information.

Online Resources

The Writing Center has a great online collection of writing resources.