Great writers develop by discussing ideas and improving their writing together, and Residential Writing Services wants to help you succeed by working with you. Our peer coaches are highly trained to help you wherever you are in the writing process, regardless of your major. We offer one-on-one, in person appointments to current residential students. Online students should contact the Online Writing Center.
We use the LU Network scheduling system for appointments, which lets you schedule an appointment for a time and location that works best for you.
So that we can provide you with the best service possible, we ask that you make your appointment at least 12 hours in advance. Students may only make one appointment per day.
Specify your paper topic, paper length, and writing format under the prompt "What is the purpose of your appointment?"
When you come to your appointment, bring an unmarked copy of your paper, any research you have conducted, and your professor’s instructions/rubric.
Undergraduate Students: Appointments will start at the top of the hour and can be up to 45 minutes in length. Appointments for class credit must be at least 20 minutes in length.
Graduate Students: If possible, email a copy of what you have written to email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. This early submission will help our coaches get a sense of your writing style and needs, especially for longer assignments. Appointments may be up to 1 hour in length.
Mon., Tue., Thu. 3-9 p.m. | DeMoss Hall 1162
Wed., 3-7 p.m. | DeMoss Hall 1044
The Writing Lab is an additional form of assistance Writing Services provides for students seeking a quiet, low-pressure environment to work on their assignments at their own pace. Our lab encourages independent work, with the added convenience of a writing coach close by to answer any questions you may have as they arise. You are not required to reserve a slot to visit the Writing Lab, so you may drop in any time during our open hours. Please bring your own laptop and any relevant assignment materials.
While the Writing Lab is a beneficial service, it is not designed to replace one-on-one appointments or Writing Coaching visits for class credit. If you would like undivided attention to your writing, or if your class is requiring (or offering extra credit for) coming to visit us, please make an appointment through LU Network.
Writing Services offers in-class presentations and other options to help orient your students in writing a paper, writing using specific formatting, and all our services. If you schedule a presentation with us, we'll send a trained presenter to your class in order to display a complete visual presentation and discuss the topic(s) of your choice.
If you are requesting a presentation, include the topic(s) of presentation, your class name, location, and preferred time. If you are requesting another service, please give us as much detail as possible.
In order to serve your students best, we ask that all professor requests be made at least a week in advance.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
GRST 500 and 501 are courses designed to be taken in conjunction with at least one other course, created to equip you with the organization and revision skills necessary to produce good graduate-level writing. They do not require purchasing a separate textbook (textbooks are integrated into each course and course fee) and have a pass/fail format that will not affect your GPA.
Register for GRST 500 through ASIST as you would any other course. Select "Graduate Studies" (GRST) 500 as the subject in the course lookup feature, then select "residential" as the instructional method.
If you do not pass the course the first time you take it (or are placed on Academic Warning), you will automatically be enrolled and charged another flat course fee.
April 3, 2019
Writing Services will be closed.
DeMoss Hall 1100