ANY STUDENT, ANY PROJECT, ANY STAGE

 

Any Student:  Regardless of your level of confidence or writing expertise, meeting with an experienced writing coach will give you a fresh perspective on your writing.

Any Project:  Whether it's a major research paper, a cover letter, or a forum post, we'll help you understand your assignment and meet your writing goals.

Any Stage:  Meeting with a writing coach will help guide your brainstorming, drafting, revising, or editing. If you're having trouble getting started, we can help generate ideas. If you want to make sure your thesis is well supported, we can help with that, too.

 

 

Where we are located

The Writing Center is located on the second floor of the Lindner Tower within the Student Success Center.

Evening tutoring (7-9 pm, Sunday to Thursday) will be on the main floor in the library (meeting room 239). 

 

To Book an Appointment

Walk-ins are welcome and will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. An appointment would secure a time for you. 

Face-to-face or Zoom appointments should be arranged several days in advance. 

You can book appointments by:

 

The Writing Center on 2nd Floor Lindner Tower is open (Fall and Spring semesters):                  

Mondays        11 AM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays        12:30 - 3:30 PM

Wednesdays    11 AM - 3:30 PM

Thursdays      12:30 - 3:30 PM

Fridays.          11 AM - 1:30PM

 

Our evening hours are: IN THE LIBRARY

Sundays         7 PM - 9 PM

Mondays        7 PM - 9 PM

Tuesdays        7 PM - 9 PM

Wednesdays    7 PM - 9 PM

Thursdays      7 PM - 9 PM

 

We are closed on Friday and Saturday evenings.

 

 

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.
 

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.
 
 

Resources for English Language Learners (ELLs)

The Writing Center also provides support for English Language Learners (ELLs). If students need help with any language needs (listening, speaking, reading, writing), they can meet with the ESL Specialist in the Writing Center. Please make an appointment using our email: writinghelp@judsonu.edu.

During their freshman year, students are eligible for additional time on tests. Please see the Writing Center Coordinator for details and for the application.

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. 
 
Another outside editing option is paperblazer.com. One of our own Judson English professors is an editor. There is a fee for this option.
 
Judson University does not sell or profit from these products.

Online Tutoring

Need Help?  Visit our online tutoring at https://www.thinkingstorm.com/judson.  

To register: Enter your Judson University email address as your username and the JU password (judsononlinetutor) as your password, then click on Login Now!

Helpful Links

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has an amazing website with lots of links and videos to help you with your writing needs.

Here is the link: The Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill

Resources for ELL students

 Check out Dave's ESL Cafe for scores of grammar exercises, quizzes, and pronunciation guides. 

Seventh Edition APA Format

Formatting a Student Paper (7th Edition) (video)

Click here to view a sample student paper: APA 7 Sample Student Paper

Formatting a Professional Paper (7th Edition) (video)

Click here to view a sample professional paper: APA 7 Sample Professional Paper

Using In-Text Citations and Quotations (7th Edition)

Creating a Reference List (7th Edition)

Making Tables (7th Edition)

Seven changes to the APA style in the New Edition

Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite

 

 

Changes from 6th to 7th APA Edition

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

Judson University's Benjamin P. Browne Library provides access to high-quality books, articles, and videos through Primo, online databases, and interlibrary loan. In addition, RefWorks can help you organize and cite your research and LibGuides provide additional support by major, class, or topic. Please stop by the library, call or email, or use the "Ask a Librarian" link on the library website for more information.