Writing Resources for Instructors

Saint Louis University Writing Services considers faculty members, graduate assistants, staff and student groups our partners in fostering a lively culture of writing on campus. Through referrals, workshops, writing group facilitation and in-class assistance, we can tailor our services to your course's specific needs.

Referrals

Our office offers free, individualized writing help for any Saint Louis University undergraduate or graduate student by appointment or on a drop-in basis. If you instruct a course that incorporates writing skills, your students will benefit from a visit with our consultants.

In-Class Visits and Workshops

We present writing workshops and offer writing group facilitation to Saint Louis University classes and student groups. We also encourage instructors to schedule us for an informational visit to your classes.  For questions, please email the University Writing Services staff (writing@slu.edu).

Informational Visits

Informational visits are a 10 to 15 minute review of our services. We'll stop by your class, give your students brochures and explain how we can help them strengthen their writing. If you require your students to visit University Writing Services, we prefer to give this brief introduction first, so they know how to prepare for their session.

Workshops

Workshops are formal presentations meant to help students develop discrete writing skills. We present on the following topics:

  • Keys to College Writing

  • Keys to Graduate Writing

  • Productive Peer Reviewing

  • Quoting and Paraphrasing

  • Personal Statements

  • Presenting at Conferences
  • MLA Formatting and Documentation

  • APA Formatting and Documentation

  • Style and Grammar

  • Technical Writing

     

Set Up a Workshop

In-Class Assistance and Writing Group Facilitation for Instructors

Invite a writing consultant into your classroom to act as an additional facilitator during class. The consultant can address writing concerns with students working individually or in small groups.

We can also facilitate writing groups that meet inside or outside of class as they set goals and review drafts.

Download the Writing Group Starter Kit

Instructor-Led Workshops

In the spirit of collaboration, we invite instructors to schedule a meeting to discuss how you are using writing within the classroom. We can give general feedback about designing writing assignments, conferencing and responding to student writing.

Teaching Resources

For more specific information about writing pedagogy and how you can use writing to enhance learning in your classroom, contact the Saint Louis University Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching.

Informational Materials

The majority of the students who visit us say they first heard about University Writing Services from their instructors. We rely on you to invite us into your classes, hand out brochures, list our services in your syllabi and to talk about our support services during class.

To make a brochure request, call 314-977-3484 or email Kelly Herbolich, program director, at kherboli@slu.edu, with your campus mail address and the amount of materials you'd like to receive.