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.