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 web site 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 web site for more information and to sign up.

Online Resources

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

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 web page has a wealth of information on portfolio requirements, deadlines, checklists and other really helpful information.