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What we do

We provide a friendly environment where students can receive one-on-one help from a trained tutor at any stage of the writing process. 

Where we are located

The Writing Center is housed on the main floor of the Benjamin P. Browne Library, next to Research Assistance.

When we are open

Writing tutors are available Sunday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. No appointment is necessary! You can also contact them by email at writinghelp@judsonu.edu or by phone at 847-628-8539.
 
Karen McKeever is on campus Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, you can email her at kmckeever@judsonu.edu or call her at 847-628-8518.

How it works

For face-to-face tutoring
  • Please bring a printed copy of your draft as well as the assignment sheet.
  • YOU are in charge of the direction of the appointment, so before you arrive, try to prepare questions for the tutor or some goals for the tutorial.
  • You or the tutor will usually read your paper aloud. Reading your paper aloud helps you to catch errors or places where you may want to revise. Many writers find that this strategy is useful.
  • You may also work on pre-writing, brainstorming, outlining, improving grammar, documenting sources, and other aspects of writing, even if you are not working on a particular assignment.
  • Appointments usually last for 45 minutes.

For email feedback

  • Submit the electronic Writing Assistance form. 
  • Email your draft to writinghelp@judsonu.edu.
  • Please allow up to 48 hours for a tutor to read and respond to your paper.

Other important information

The Writing Center is not a proofreading or editing service, although we are happy to help writers learn these skills. We will help you learn to find and correct sentence-level errors (such as grammar errors, punctuation errors, and typos). We may direct you to additional resources at the end of a session. Our goal is to help you learn skills that you can use in future writing projects.
Grammarly is a highly rated software program that checks spelling and grammar. A basic version of Grammarly is available for free, and a more advanced version that checks citations is availably for a monthly fee. For more information, go to https://www.grammarly.com.
 
Judson University does not sell or profit from this product.

APA Style rules and guidelines are found in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Copies of this book are available at the Research Desk and the Writing Center for your use in the Library. You can also find helpful information at APA Style and The Purdue Online Writing Lab.

 

Click here to view a sample APA paper.

 
Click here to view APA Quick-View Sample Pages 

MLA Style rules and guidelines are found in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers and also in The Little, Brown Essential Handbook. Copies of these books are available at the Research Desk and the Writing Center for your use in the Library. You can also find helpful information at The Purdue Online Writing Lab.

 

Click here to view a sample MLA paper.

Chicago Style rules and guidelines are found in the sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. This book is available at the Research Desk for your use in the library. You can also find helpful information at The Chicago Manual of Style Online and The Purdue Online Writing Lab.

 

Click here to view a sample CMS paper

The Judson University Library site includes the following:
   
   Research Support linked to Judson Library tools
   Citation help
   Library of Congress Classification
   Library Guides and Tutorials:
        MLA LibGuide 
        APA LibGuide 
   Database Tutorials
   Research assistance: Ask a librarian (847) 628-2038