Good 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

Speaking and Writing Center Hours

Monday
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday
Noon - 5 p.m.
Friday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

How To Make An Appointment

The Speaking and Writing Center is available for remote consultations only. All consultations meet virtually by Zoom, Webex and phone (depending on formats offered by each consultant). Appointments are required and may be made as follows:

Email writingcenter@morainevalley.edu
Call (708) 608-4216. (Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. -6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Complete the form below and we will contact you (typically within a day)

Not a Moraine Valley student?

Don’t worry, the Speaking and Writing Center is available to you, too! The Writing Center serves the greater Moraine Valley community. 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 the Palos Hills campus, 9000 W. College Parkway. Call ahead for hours or to make an appointment at (708) 608-4216 or use the form below.