Saint Louis University

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 consultants 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.

Teaching Resources:

Saint Louis University's Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching has a tremendous list of the many on-campus services that help SLU faculty and graduate assistants improve their teaching.

Teaching with Writing is the University of Minnesota's effort to help teachers use writing in their classrooms.

The Manoa Writing Program is the University of Hawaii's comprehensive resource cor teaching writing, with lesson plan ideas and examples from various subject areas.