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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Online Writing Center

The Center for Academic Success Online Writing Center provides tutoring for distance learners and non-traditional students who may be unable to use our on-campus services. The OWC offers evening and weekend hours to fit your schedule.

Note: Tutors can typically review 4-6 pages in one session. Give yourself time to schedule multiple sessions if you're working on a longer paper or requesting detailed feedback.

We offer two services to meet your needs:

No Meeting / Document Upload
Real-Time Chat
  • Upload your paper and assignment sheet

  • Return for feedback 24 hours after your appointment

Note: This service is still tutoring and is not a proofreading or editing service.
  • Meet with a tutor in a chat room

  • Use chat, screen-sharing, and/or audio-video features to speak with the tutor and work on your document in real time


For Document Uploads
For Real-Time Chats
  • Schedule an appointment
  • Explain your request or concerns in the appointment notes
  • Upload your paper and assignment sheet
  • Return 24 hours after your appointment to download your feedback
Note: Tutors may upload feedback as soon as one hour after your appointment. To confirm the response time, email your tutor directly.
  • Schedule an appointment
  • Five minutes before your appointment, access the email message sent by your tutor
  • Click the link in the email to enter the meeting room
  • Follow your tutor's instructions
Note: For best results, use Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser.

We have three video tutorials to help you with various aspects of online appointments. You may scroll this page to view them or click on the links below to be taken directly to a specific video:

1. How to schedule an appointment.
2. How to upload your paper for a no meeting / document upload appointment.
3. How to attend and participate in a real-time appointment.


Video Tutorial: Scheduling an Appointment

Video Tutorial: No Meeting - Document Uploads

Video Tutorial: Participating in a Real-Time Appointment


Math, Science, & Business Online Tutoring

 We offer online tutoring through Smarthinking, which is a service to which MSU subscribes. Please note that Smarthinking creates its own schedules and subject lists, which you can view once you log in on the previous link.