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Department of English & Foreign Languages

Harbert Writing Center

Write better—right now—at the Harbert Writing Center

  • We offer consultation services with trained consultants—at no charge
  • We work with all students in all disciplines
  • We help with all parts of the writing process
Spring 2021—all sessions virtual
  • Sign up for appointments at
  • Appointments are available 9:00 am-9:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 9:00 am-noon on Fridays
  • Meet with a consultant in the portal, using document sharing and live video or live chat
Getting Started
  • Visit
  • Set up your account (the first time only)
  • Log in and choose your appointment time with the consultant of your choice
Your Session
  • Discuss your concerns with writing and with your assignment
  • Get help with big picture challenges, like ideas and research
  • If there’s time, get help with smaller issues, like grammar and punctuation
  • Expect support with improving your writing over time
Contact Us
  • 205-476-2042
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Harbert Writing Center Mission Statement

The Harbert Writing Center supports the University of Montevallo’s institutional mission by providing students in any area of study a space supportive of intellectual and personal growth and focused on academic and professional achievement. We aim to promote a writing culture by focusing on the individual needs of writers, the instructional needs of professors, and the communication endeavors of the broader community. We support the traditional and innovative practices unique to Montevallo by embracing diverse rhetorical strategies, learning styles, and expressive forms. Through assisting students with peer-to-peer consultations, we aim for students to build on skills at any level, advance reflective and analytical practices and thereby understand writing processes. To this end, our practices emphasize inclusivity, collaborative practice, and empowerment.