We're here to help students of all levels develop their writing skills,
their confidence in themselves as writers, and their enjoyment of writing.
Room 832 Catacula Hall (800 Building)
Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
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Let's Make America Poetic Again! Poetry Reading, October 20th 7-9 PM
Former Napa Poet Laureate, Gary Silva will MC the event and students,
faculty and staff will each read for a few minutes. The reading will take place
from 7-9 pm in the Community Room. We still have a few spots left if you are
interested in reading a poem or two! Stop by the Writing Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Enter the NVC Writing Center’s fall writing contest on "Gratitude"!
In a one-page essay tell us about a time when something happened that caused you to feel deeply grateful. What was going on in your life just prior to that event? What led you to feel gratitude? How did the experience change you?
1st Place:$50.00, 2nd Place:$30.00, 3rd Place:$20.00
Open to all NVC students. LAST DAY TO TURN IN ENTRIES:Friday, December 2nd at 11:00 AM
Online Tutoring is Available!
Students at Napa Valley College have access to online tutoring services from Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, students can chat with a live writing tutor at almost time of day or night from any internet connection. Tutors are available to chat one-on-one with you to provide assistance with APA formatting, grammar, mechanics, organization, outlining, thesis development, research, documentation, etc…. You can also submit a completed draft of your writing assignment to the Smarthinking Writing Center for a tutor to review. The tutor will provide you with detailed, personalized feedback about your paper, typically within 24 hours.
HOW TO USE ONLINE TUTORING:
Go to https://services.smarthinking.com.
Enter your username and password.
Your username is "NVC" plus your student ID. For example, if your student ID is 0123456, then your username is NVC0123456. Your initial password is your first name. You can change your password in the "Profile" section of the "Manage Account" tab.
All students at Napa Valley College can now take free workshops on writing and library research at the writing center. Workshops take place in The Writing Center (WC) (Room 832, Catacula Hall). Once you enroll, you will receive a confirmation email. Students who are more than 10 minutes late will not receive credit for attending the workshop. Click here to see the Fall Schedule of Workshops.