The Horldt Family Writing Center assists LTU students with their writing needs. We are staffed by faculty members and are able to help students at any point in the writing process. We also offer workshops throughout the year. 

The Horldt Family Writing Center offers online writing assistance throughout the semester. We have live hours Monday-Thursday, and are also available by email, our Canvas page, and the web submission form below. Use the Zoom link for live hours and for Writing Workshop Fridays.

Students enrolled in the following classes have access to our Canvas page:

  • COM 0094 & 1103
  • World Masterpieces I & II
  • Foundations of the American Experience
  • Development of the American Experience


Our Canvas page offers various resources, including the ability to message us and submit work for an online workshop session.

We are also happy to assist students with their writing in any course. Students who are not enrolled in the classes listed above can email writingcenter@ltu.edu for assistance.

Please use the following form as a starting point for how we can assist you and email it to us. We will respond with a plan to help you. Some HWC instructors might work with you via video chat, phone, or through commenting via Canvas and email. It is up to the individual Instructor how they want to communicate with you. 

Online Writing Assistance Form 

Guidelines and Principles

Students should come to the Horldt Writing Center with the following:

  • The assignment sheet
  • Hard copy and electronic copy of your paper/work (notes, outlines, etc.)
  • Your laptop and writing materials
  • Primary source and secondary sources (if applicable)
  • An identified purpose for the session

Faculty Instructors and Student Tutors will:

  • Help to understand the writing assignment
  • Assist in selecting and developing a topic
  • Aid in the understanding of the writing process (brainstorming/planning, drafting, revising)
  • Guide in transferring thoughts and ideas to paper
  • Discover areas where you can improve as a writer
  • Leave you with a plan of direction to further pursue outside of the session

Faculty Instructors and Student Tutors will not:

  • Write passages, proofread, or edit your paper
  • Comment on a grade given or estimate a grade the paper will receive
  • Analyze or comment on Instructor feedback (they can look at the feedback given, and may be able to assist you with better understanding it, but you should ask your Instructor for further clarification if necessary)
  • Student Tutors will not address citation and research issues. (Faculty Instructors will provide assistance in a limited capacity)

2020 Fall Hours

Online Monday-Sunday

Live hours via zoom: https://ltu.zoom.us/j/98483624645

Monday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (Face-to-Face in C305)
Online 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday Online 3–5 p.m.
Wednesday Online 12:30–1:30 p.m. and 6:30–7 p.m.
Thursday Online 2–4 p.m.
Friday Writing Workshops via Zoom

KCP Writing Workshop Fridays