WC Profile // Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center // Marquette University

Rebecca Nowacek


Director, Ott Memorial Writing Center

I'm an Associate Professor in the English Department, and I've been teaching at Marquette since 2001. I started as a peer tutor of writing when I was an undergrad student at Villanova University and continued as a graduate tutor at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where I also worked for several years as the Assistant Director of the L&S Program in Writing Across the Curriculum.


Tutoring Expertise and Passions

Brainstorming, conference presentations, lit reviews, personal statements, researched essays, research posters, research proposals, Rhet/Comp 1001 and 1002, sociology.

Although I'm a humanities person by training, I really enjoy working with writers in the STEM disciplines. I also have quite a bit of experience working with writers struggling with writer's block.

Citation Expertise

APA, Chicago, MLA. To a lesser degree, ASA.

Multilingual Expertise

I can limp along in spoken French (after living there for nearly half a year and keeping in touch with friends) and written Spanish (after studying the language for 5 years).


Student studying on campus

Tutoring Portfolio