Writing doesn’t always come easy, but the Speaking and Writing Center at Moraine Valley is here to help.

Great writers and speakers know that a piece needs to be written and rewritten (maybe several times!) for it to really shine. One of the best ways to make your writing successful is to have someone else read it and provide constructive feedback. The Speaking and Writing Center has trained student and faculty consultants who can read your work and help you discover ways to present your ideas more effectively. They’ll point out your strengths, offer suggestions, and empower you to become a better writer or speaker.

Consultants are available to discuss your projects at any point during the creative process--from rough draft to final copy or performance. And, their specialties go well beyond research papers. We can assist you with speeches, college admission letters, short stories, poems, essays, and more. The center's consultants have an incredible knack for all things words. You might even say they have superpowers!

We are here to assist all Moraine Valley students and community members.

How We Can Help

    • Generating ideas
    • Creating a first draft
    • Conducting research
    • Properly documenting sources

    • Avoiding plagiarism
    • Developing effective editing skills
    • Practicing live delivery of your speech
    • Calming your nerves in front of an audience

Summer Hours

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Make An Appointment

The Speaking & Writing Center is open and we are offering in-person and remote consultations by appointment. Please contact us via the form on this page below, by email at writingcenter@morainevalley.edu or call (708) 608-4216 during business hours.

Not a Moraine Valley student?

Don’t worry, the Speaking and Writing Center is available to you, too! The Writing Center serves anyone in the Moraine Valley community, including members of our districts and alumni. You don’t need to be registered for class or work at the college to utilize and benefit from the center’s free services. The consultants are here for writers and everyone interested in talking about writing.

The Speaking and Writing Center is located in Building A, room A258, on our Palos Hills campus.