The Writing Help Desk - St. Olaf's Writing Center

About - Location - Hours - Appointments - Writing Consultant Schedule - Writing Consultant Expertise - For Faculty - For Writing Consultants

About The Writing Help Desk
  • Help with any writing assignment
  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Clarifying theses
  • Developing thesis support
  • Organizing paragraphs
  • Refining sentences
  • Writing Consultants will listen, ask questions, assess patterns of error, provide information
  • Writing Consultants won’t edit or proofread
  • We help you become a better writer
  • Writing Consultants are available every day

Rolvaag Memorial Library - Near Reference Desk


Saturday 11am-5pm
Sunday: 1:00-5pm and 7-10pm
Mon.-Thurs.: 10am-5pm and 7-10pm
Friday: 10am-5pm

-Opens the first Sunday of Fall and Spring Semester through the last day of classes.
-Closes for breaks at 3pm on the last day of classes before breaks.
-Reopens 10am the first day back from break.
-Limited hours during Interim.
-Closed during Summer.


Available by calling the ASC at 507-786-3288 (x3288)

Or drop by! Walk-in appointments may be possible if a consultant is available.

Writing Consultant Schedule

See which consultants are available at which times.

Writing Consultant Expertise

Each consultant has an area of expertise.

For Faculty

You may include the following information in your syllabi:

Consultants at the Writing Help Desk offer help with any stage of the writing process. The Writing Help Desk
is located near the Reference Desk in Rolvaag. Hours are: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm and 7pm-10pm,
Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm and Sun 1:30-5pm and 7-10pm. Make an appointment by calling the Academic Support Center
at ext. 3288 (507-786-3288). Or stop by the Writing Help Desk in Rolvaag—walk-in appointments are possible on a first-come, first-served basis.

For Everyone

Resources: Useful websites, research and online documentation, plagiarism information sites, writing about literature, and vocabulary links and games