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The Writing Center

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The Writing Center@NEC

NEC believes that musicians must develop professional skills in writing, critical thinking, project organization, and time management.  As a result, NEC supports The Writing Center as an essential community resource to provide one-on-one assistance to undergraduates, graduate students, and staff in the writing of course papers, theses, and personal/professional tasks, such as cover letters and personal statements for graduate school, financial aid letters, grant proposals, artistic and professional bios, personal website text, and creative work.

By engaging learners in an intensive yet relaxed dialogue about their writing projects, our staff helps to illuminate the patterns of thought that underlie every stage of the process. One tutorial may consist wholly of collective brainstorming over a topic in order to form a coherent thesis and a basic plan for its development; another might focus simply on revising essay mechanics and style, but always in a collaborative way.

International students working on their English language skills have found the intensive one-on-one tutorials at The Writing Center a particularly essential feature of their academic and professional experience at NEC.

Location, Hours, and Staff

The Writing Center is located in the Liberal Arts Department in SB 210 and is open for both scheduled and drop-in tutorials of 50 minutes each. Our tutors are professional writers and trained tutors who are skilled in working with both domestic and international students.

You may email us at or contact one of the tutors below directly to schedule an appointment:

Suzanne Hegland
Director of the Writing Center @ NEC

Patrick Keppel

Tracy Strauss