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University Writing Services: Serving SLU Writers Online
Current wait time: 5 business days excluding weekends and University holidays
Online writing consultations are available to limited student populations:
- SLU athletes who are on the road
- The School for Professional Studies graduate and undergraduate students
- Undergraduate and Graduate students in online programs, or students away from the St. Louis Campus
How Does it Work?
1) Complete the submission form.
2) Send your paper via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please save your file in doc or docx format if possible and attach the assignment.
An online writing consultant will email your work back to you with comments and a brief note. Please make sure that you download the updated document to your computer as you may not see marginal comments in the "view" function of many internet browsers.
If you want additional feedback after an initial draft, you will need to repeat steps 1 and 2. Each submission requires a new submission form and a new email to email@example.com.
We now offer the option of scheduling a Google Hangout, in order to video conference with your consultant. This video conference will take place after you get written feedback. You can chose this option (and provide possible times for the video conference) using our submission form.
Before you submit your work, be sure the current wait time listed above fits your timeline for finishing the project. Please note that you don't need a completed draft to use this service. We are happy to look at partial drafts, outlines, or prewriting and give you suggestions for developing your ideas.
Our online comments are meant to act as a guide in the revision process. It is always helpful if you give us as much information as possible about your assignment and your writing goals. Please attach your assignment sheet if possible. If you ask us questions we will do our best to give you answers. Good writing requires good readers and we will act as an expert audience.
We put our primary comments into the body of an email, but we comment on your paper throughout the margins. Since we respect your ownership of your writing and your ideas, we do not proofread papers. Instead, we offer suggestions for revision and help you see patterns and choice you are making in your writing. We respond to your specific concerns about the project; as a set of fresh eyes, we may find things that you missed.
Depending on the kind of feedback you request, we might ask questions or point out areas you could clarify, condense or expand. We might also identify recurring problems with grammar or punctuation and point you to resources that explain how to correct them.
Please download our comments rather than simply viewing them online. Our comments may not be visible in the "view" function of most internet browsers.
Ready for an online consultation? Send us your draft at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out our submission form!
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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!
University Writing Services Employment
Take English 4930 in the Spring, or Honors 4820 to become a Writing Consultant.
University Writing Services Meet the Staff
A way to meet the Staff of University Writing Services