History Writing Center

Need help improving an essay? Struggling to find relevant sources? Overwhelmed by assigned readings? Unsure how to get started on an assignment?

We are here to help!

We can help with primary and secondary sources, argumentation, topic sentences, evidence, organization, transitions, grammar, punctuation, reading strategies, note-taking, and research. Just to name a few.

Located in the History Department Main Office, 2nd Floor Breland Hall, Room 237

*Please note, we will open on the Monday of week two every semester.




We encourage and recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance by emailing us some times that would work for you, but we offer drop-in appointments. You should try walking in on the half hour (for example, 1030, 1230, 1430, etc.). We will do our best to assist you.

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Our tutors provide discipline specific one-on-one assistance with all aspects of the writing process and historical methods. All undergraduate students are eligible as long as they are taking at least one History course and seeking help with history related assignments.

You must bring a hard copy of what you want help with. We will not read it online and you will not be able to print it. Please make sure you print out what you want help with before you come. Also, if we have specific consent from your instructor we are happy to help with take home exams.



Helpful Resources:

The Purdue OWL: Research and Citation

NMSU Library History “LibGuide”

NMSU Library Tours

Video featuring NMSU Faculty discussing the writing process

English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources:

The Purdue OWL: ESL