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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NEW! Online Tutoring for your Course 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 password is NVC0123456. Your initial password is your first name. You can change your password in the "Profile" section of the "Manage Account" tab.
Writing Center's Fall 2015 writing contest Winners!
We are happy to announce the winners of the Writing Center's Fall 2015 writing contest:
- 1st Place: "[Untitled]" by Alexis Davenport
- 2nd Place: "This Is the First Time" by Jocelyn Lugo
- 3rd Place: "Hard Choices" by Diana Hurtado
- Honorable Mention: "Hard Choices" by Josephine Bryant
The winning essays are on display on the bulletin board just outside the Writing Center (Room 832). Winners have also been invited to submit their essays for posting on our website. In addition, they'll be invited to read their pieces at our spring Open House on Tuesday, April 12th. Many thanks to Elisa Muresan and all the other instructors and staff who encouraged students to enter!