The Rose Frenzel Warner Writing & Critical Thinking Center

Students in the writing center

We do everything but write the paper for you

The Rose Warner Writing and Critical Thinking Center is where all students, faculty and community members can receive free, collaborative feedback on any and all forms of writing. Our space is available for studying, writing, printing or collaborating.

No judgment

We have learned that when writing is judged, stress levels increase. Instead, we offer a student-friendly, non-threatening environment where we examine how effective the writing is for the purpose and intended audience.



Tutors can help you with

  • Brainstorming and drafting
  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure
  • Organization, transitions and flow
  • And much more

Tutors have experience in

  • Argumentative, reflection and exploratory essays
  • Critical analysis papers
  • Research papers
  • And much more

Schedule an appointment with a tutor
Reserving time with your favorite tutor is easy with our appointment booking tool WCONLINE!

  1. Sign up for an account
  2. Log in
  3. Select an available time
  4. NOTE: Students don’t need a working draft

Online writing assistance
If you’re not able to see us in person, we also offer feedback via email seven days a week. Please provide the following to Steve Backus and he will get back to you within 48-72 hours.

  • Brief assignment description
  • Feedback needed
  • Due date
  • Document(s) in either Google Doc or Word format

Additional writing resources

Monthly prizes
At the end of every month, we will award a randomly selected student with a prize from the Saints Shop! Every completed appointment earns you an entry into the next drawing.

St. Scholastica Employees

The Writing Center offers various presentation and workshop opportunities for faculty and staff.

Past workshops have included

  • Style (APA, MLA)
  • Writing Processes
  • Teaching tips
  • Creating assignments and course activities

Contact Steve or Phillip if you are interested in a presentation, workshop or classroom visit.

Become a tutor

If you think you’d be interested in becoming a tutor with us, please contact Steve.

Benefits of being a tutor

  • Network with people
  • Build interpersonal communication skills
  • Snag an excellent letter of recommendation
  • Become a writing/teaching expert


Warner Writing Center
Tower Hall,
Room 2121

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Book an appointment
Request online feedback

Steve BackusSteve Backus
Director, Writing Center
Tower Hall,
Room 2121C
(218) 723-6657

Philip BodePhilip Bode
Asst Director, Writing Center
Tower Hall,
Room 2121B
(218) 723-6724