Writing Center

We offer writing services for every type of Montreat student. Whether you’re an undergraduate on our main campus or a professional adult taking online courses, we’re here to help you develop better writing skills which are essential for any career.

You can write.

Don’t worry, all writers struggle with some aspect of the writing process. To write well, you need to decide what you want to say, how you will say it, and who you are addressing. Writing that addresses all of these points is challenging, but writing that addresses all of these points and is both creative and effective is what we call excellent.

The Montreat College Writing Program will pair you with a trained peer tutor, called a writing scholar, to help you:

  • develop a clear writing process
  • improve the quality of your work
  • implement careful proofreading
  • recognize the value of peer review

We are not a revising or editing service, meaning we won’t do the work for you, but we will identify strengths and weaknesses in your writing and help you to improve your weaknesses.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduates on main campus have two options:

  • You can visit the Writing Center in the Thrive Center before 6pm or the Writing Center (Room 105 of Bell Library) throughout the week after 6pm. See the Writing Center schedule for availability! Writing tutors will encourage you during your writing process—from brainstorming to final concerns.
  • You can work with a writing scholar as a classroom-based tutor. The writing scholar will review your draft, and then meet with you face-to-face to discuss revisions. At Montreat College, all World Civilization courses have writing scholars. Other courses may choose to implement them as well.

Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Montreat students who are not enrolled at the main campus have two options within our Writing Program:

  • You are welcome to travel to our main campus location in the Thrive Center through 6pm or Room 105 after 6pm in the L. Nelson Bell Library. Hours are posted in the schedule.
  • You may email your paper for electronic review. Although face-to-face consultation is preferred, electronic consultation is often best for students who are not located at our main campus. You’ll normally receive a response from a writing consultant within 48 hours, Sunday through Thursday, when the traditional semester is in session (beginning the third week of classes and ending the week before final exams). Requests received on Thursday will normally be answered on Monday.

Guidelines for Submitting a Paper Online

To submit, please send your paper to writingtutor@montreat.edu.

  • Attach your paper to an email
  • Include a description of the assignment in the message
  • Include the type of help you need
  • Include course (ex. EN 101) and faculty name
  • Type of formatting required (APA, MLA)

If you don’t receive a timely response, please email the Director of the Writing Program, Dr. Rhone, via his contact information below.



  • 8–9 a.m.: Karlie G.
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Cierra L.
  • 12-1 p.m.: Cierra L., Anna B.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Anna B.
  • 3-4 p.m.: Jeremiah S.
  • 4-5 p.m.: Jeremiah S., Ezra W.
  • 5-6 p.m.: Ezra W.
  • 6-7 p.m: Jeremiah S.
  • 7–9 p.m.: Jacey D., Jeremiah S.


  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Julianna D.
  • 3–4 p.m.: Sophia J.
  • 4-6 p.m.: Sophia J., Ezra W.


  • 8–9 a.m.: Karlie G.
  • 9–10 a.m.: Cierra L.
  • 12-2 p.m.: Anna B.
  • 3–4 p.m.: Jeremiah S.
  • 4-5 p.m.: Jeremiah S., Ezra W.
  • 5–6 p.m.: Ezra W., Eva W.
  • 6-7 p.m.: Jeremiah S., Eva W.
  • 7-9 p.m.: Jeremiah S.


  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Julianna D.
  • 1-3 p.m.: Julianna D., Megan H.
  • 3–4 p.m.: Julianna D., Tyler H.
  • 4–5 p.m.: Tyler H.
  • 5–6 p.m.: Eva W.
  • 6–7 p.m.: Sophia J., Eva W.
  • 7-9 p.m.: Sophia J.


  • 8-10 a.m.: Jacey D.
  • 10-11 a.m.: Jacey D., Cierra L.
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Cierra L.
  • 12-1 p.m.: Cierra L., Anna B.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Megan H., Anna B.
  • 2-3 p.m.: Megan H.
  • 3-4 p.m.: Megan H., Jeremiah S.
  • 4-5 p.m.: Jeremiah S.

View the writing center schedule as a table

Additional Resources

Montreat’s library staff has put together a collection of online resources to help students adhere to standard APA style guidelines in their writing. You can access the APA guide here: https://www.montreat.edu/mymontreat/library/help/ .

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) has a free citation style quick guide: https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html .

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University has become a standard online resource for citation style guides and standard assignment types. We encourage you to use their resources as a reference for a variety of style guides: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/index.html.

Work Opportunity

You can work as a paid Writing Scholar Mentor or Writing Tutor beginning your sophomore year. Contact the Director of the Writing Program for details.

Dr. Zachary Rhone
Assistant Professor of English
Chair, Department of History, Languages, and Literature
Director, Writing Program (Writing Scholar Mentors and Writing Center)
828.419.2117, ext. 3640