The WAC Lab is now the Multidisciplinary Writing Center! Find us in MLH 232 or on Zoom

Welcome to the MWC, the Alamo Colleges District’s first writing center dedicated to Writing Across the Curriculum.

Spring 2024 In-Person Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm

Friday 10am-3pm

Spring 2024 Zoom Hours (Appointment Only):

Monday 9:30am-11:00am; 5:00pm-6:30pm

Tuesday 5:00pm-6:30pm

Wednesday 4:00pm-6:30pm

How to Book an Appointment in AlamoNAVIGATE:

Click Start Here in your ACES account
Select Appointments and click on Schedule an Appointment
For Appointment types, select Tutoring
Select Tutoring - NVC - Multidisciplinary Writing Center MLH 232
Click Find Available Time and confirm appointment



Click Here to Watch Our Center Video



The Multidisciplinary Writing Center is a Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative serving Northwest Vista College students, faculty, and the community through tutoring in writing skills, critical thinking, and developing writing pedagogy for classes outside of the English department. Effective writing is a cornerstone of education.

For Students:

The MWC is a place where you can get help with any writing you’re doing for classes outside the English department, including non-course related work, such as scholarship essays, transfer essays, resumés, and cover letters. 

Come in with just the prompt, or a draft ready for review - you'll find a tutor you like to work with.

Visit the MWC in MLH 232 or connect to our Zoom room to:

  • Meet with a writing tutor to get help brainstorming a topic, organizing your ideas, or polishing a draft
  • Work on a writing assignment on the computer and get feedback whenever you ask
  • Use print resources (dictionary, MLA handbook, APA handbook, etc.)

Hours of Operation for the Spring 2024 Semester 

In-Person Tutoring (MLH 232) is available in Mountain Laurel Hall 232.

  • Monday – Thursday from 9am-7pm
  • Friday 10am-3pm 

Students are welcome until closure, and may be asked to return at a later date.

Remote Tutoring (Zoom) is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY via Navigate:

  • Monday: 9:30am-11:00am; 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Tuesday: 12:00pm-2:00pm; 5:00pm-6:30pm

  • Wednesday: 4:00pm-6:30pm

Students without an appointment cannot currently be assisted. 

Center Resources: 

We have created a selection of handouts to help with writing. From the basic structure of an essay to how to best choose and integrate evidence into your paper, you can find resources here.

Five Tips for Writing

APA Quick Guide

MLA Quick Guide

Chicago Style Quick Guide

Alamo Colleges Scholarship  Essays Guide

Basic Essay Structure

Basic Sentence Structure

How to Understand a Writing Prompt

Thesis Statements

Brainstorming and Outlining

Rules for Using Evidence in Your Writing

When and How to Summarize, Paraphrase, or Quote Your Evidence

How to Write a Summary (Worksheet)

Writing for Science!

Resume - Chronological, Education First

Resume - Chronological, Experience First

Resume - Functional, Qualifications First

Resume - Functional, Skills First

Other Resources:

Find helpful handouts on a variety of writing topics (including MLA and APA format) at the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):


For Faculty:

The MWC is here to help you integrate writing into your class. We are constantly compiling new resources to assist faculty with the challenges of assigning, commenting on, and grading writing.

Some of our resources include:

  • The MWC and WAC Coordinator: Kate can collaborate with you to plan specific workshops, presentations, and handouts tailored to your classes.

  • The MWC Tutors: Tutors can help your students with any type of writing assignment. If you send your assignment sheets, rubrics, and other materials to the Lab, tutors can give your students even more specialized assistance.

  • Center Tours: Help the Initiative work for you by introducing your students to our space and services. Call the Coordinator to set up a 5-10 minute Center tour.

  • Classroom Presentations: If bringing your students to the Center isn’t possible, let us come to you. Call the Coordinator to schedule a 5-10 minute in-class introduction to the MWC.

  • Print and Online Resources: Come by the Center to use the books and online resources we’ve compiled for faculty.