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

When we are open

Face-to-face or Zoom appointments should be arranged several days in advance. Requests via email at writinghelp@judsonu.edu should be made at least three business days before the paper is due.

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.
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. 
 
Judson University does not sell or profit from this product.

Resources for ELL students

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

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!

Sixth Edition APA Format

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 6th Edition APA: sample APA paper.

How to Format your APA Paper (6th Edition)

APA 6th Edition Manual Part 1

APA 6th Edition Manual Part 2 (References)

How to Integrate Quotations 

How to Cite Sources

Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite

 

 

 

Seventh Edition APA Format

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.