WritingPen The Writing Center at Northeastern exists to support NEBC’s Mission to train students to have the Mind of a Scholar by cultivating responsible and effective writers and by promoting critical thinking in all communication. We provide opportunity for objective feedback, individual guidance, and perceptive discourse to NEBC students, staff, and faculty.




Hours & Location
The Writing Center is located in the Student Life Office on the third floor of the Main Campus. The Spring 2018 schedule is as follows. If you are unable to schedule an appointment during these hours, please submit your paper through email (see below for more details).

MON:  Closed
TUE:  Closed
WED: Closed
THU: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FRI: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Writing Standards

Part of the Writing Center’s purpose is to help create a community of writing within the college and to aid in establishing academic standards for writing. Students are expected to follow the conventions of their field, including formatting in Turabian or APA.

Northeastern’s official style guide is A Manual for Style, 8th ed., by Kate Turabian. Students are also expected to follow the guidelines in NEBC’s Writing Style Guide which serves as a supplement to Turabian and specifies a few requirements contrary to or left vague by Turabian.


Scholar's Colloquium
Have you entered your paper to this year’s Scholar’s Colloquium yet? Want to know more about how it works? Click here for more information.


How to Make an Appointment
Appointments can be made by clicking “Make an Appointment” above. 

Students can choose between a 60 minute or 30 minute session, and can make an appointment as far in advance as they would like. One excellent practice is to go ahead and line up appointments for each of the major writing assignments in your syllabi at the start of the semester.We suggest visiting the Writing Center at least a week before an assignment’s due date in order to have enough time to make revisions and final edits.

You may reschedule or cancel anytime prior to an appointment. To reschedule or cancel your appointment, click on the appropriate link in the email confirmation you initially received after making the appointment.


How to Email a Paper
In order to receive online feedback, send an email to write@nebcvt.org with the following information:

1. Your Name
2. Assignment
3. Due Date
4. Class
5. Professor
6. Questions

Please make sure to attach your paper to the email, along with the syllabus, instructions, rubric, etc.

Though we will do our best to respond to all email requests in a reasonable amount of time, in-person appointments take precedence over emailed papers. Also, if a visit to the Writing Center is required by the professor, an in-person follow-up appointment may be necessary.

Things to Remember
  • Get the most out of your visit by coming prepared with a goal for what you would like to accomplish during the appointment.
  • The consultant will not be able to write any portion of your paper for you, edit or proofread your paper for you, or predict what grade your assignment might receive.
  • Please silence your phone so that the session will not be interrupted by calls or texts. Thank you!