University Writing Services: Services for Instructors & Groups
What to expect when you send your students our way:
We offer free, individualized, expert help with writing for any SLU undergraduate or graduate student, by appointment or on a drop-in basis. The writer works with a trained consultant to define goals for the session, for example:
- Deciding on a topic or brainstorming
- Clarifying and organizing ideas
- Researching, drafting, and revising
- Improving grammar, punctuation, and usage
- Citing sources properly
Consultants help students develop strategies to improve their writing. The assistance we provide is intended to foster students' resourcefulness and self-reliance. Each student determines how to use the consultant's advice and makes all decisions regarding his or her writing. We cannot guarantee better grades, nor do we proofread or edit essays for students; rather, we encourage students to take an active part in the consultation and become more confident writers.
We support students as they hone their skills; getting feedback from an informed audience is a normal part of a successful writing project. We work with students from all SLU colleges and departments, for both academic and non-academic writing. Whether a student is writing a lab report, a resume, a term paper, a statement for an application, or a work of creative writing, our consultants will be happy to help.
We offer the following to SLU instructors and groups:
We consider faculty members, graduate assistants, staff and student groups our partners in fostering a lively culture of writing at SLU. Writing Services partners with all departments on campus; we will tailor our services to a course's specific needs.
We offer individualized consultations for your writing! Stop by or click to read on!
Click to make an in-person appointment at one of our four locations using SLU Appointments.
Creating Online Appointments
For traveling athletes and students in on-line programs.
Hours and Locations
We are open six days a week in BSC 331, BSC 236, SON 114, and PIUS 320.
General online resources for writing and specific resources for Graduate and Undergraduate students.
Services for Instructors
We visit your classes and more! Workshops! Orientations! Writing Groups!
Writing Services Employment
Take English 493 in the Spring to become a Writing Consultant.
Writing Services Giving
A way to support some of SLU's most extraordinary students who serve their peers.