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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
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.

Video Tutorial: No Meeting - Document Uploads


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.