Writing Center

Location Dodge Hall
701 West Monroe Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Hours Of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Writing Center Mission

The Livingstone College Writing Center guides students of all ability levels to the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need in order to write and research well as scholars, communicate clearly as citizens, and succeed as professionals.

With the help of our student tutors and staff, the Writing Center seeks to develop analytical, self-sufficient, and engaged writers. The center is an environment where students are warmly welcomed, their abilities are professionally assessed and their needs are individually addressed. We offer support in all disciplines and with Livingstone College’s Writing in the Content Areas initiative.


Livingstone College instituted its College-Wide Writing Initiative to ensure each student is engaged in major writing experiences during the junior and senior year. In each discipline, one or more designated courses at both the 300 and 400-level will reinforce writing processes and writing techniques applicable to the discipline and the profession. Courses marked as writing intensive (W.I.) are indicated in the course descriptions of the curriculum catalog.

In each, students will examine course themes, engage in problem-solving methods, and/or explore contemporary issues. Over the course of the semester they will demonstrate research techniques, evaluate, and use appropriate learning resources; demonstrate formal verbal and written communication skills; develop habits of self-assessment; and demonstrate a working knowledge of grammatical and mechanical concepts. Students will complete a range of written assignments that demonstrate intellectual development, skills acquisition, and habits of self-assessment. Upon successful course completion, each student will produce up to ten pages of polished written work. Find a link to the list of Writing Intensive (W.I) courses on pages 50-51 of the Course Catalog.

Writing in the Disciplines

At the Livingstone College, many courses include writing as a central component. While many academic papers may share similar goals, however, each discipline has unique expectations and requirements for successful writing. For example, writing for a Philosophy course can be very different than writing for English, and writing for a science class can be completely different than writing for a humanities class.

First-year composition classes cannot teach students the specific expectations for every discipline—those lessons are best learned while taking classes and completing writing assignments in the many different subject areas in which students take classes.

This guide aims to direct you to reputable resources that will help you to write in specific subjects rather than in particular courses, since writing expectations often vary according to the learning outcomes of specific courses. Always follow your instructor’s guidelines first!