Online Graduate Students should contact the Online Writing Center with any questions.
Located in DeMoss Hall 2229B, the Graduate Writing Center is open from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online Graduate Students should contact the Online Writing Center with any questions.
The Graduate Writing Center provides tutoring services to help students develop skills and competence in technical aspects of writing. Tutors work with students for an hour, offer suggestions after reviewing a writing sample and teach skills rather than proofread or physically edit the text.
To make a tutoring appointment, please call the office at (434) 592-4727 or email at least two days before you'd like to come in. If the paper is under ten pages, bring a hard copy and any research as well as the professor's instructions/rubric. If it is more than ten pages, please email it at least one business day in advance.
Please note that walk-in appointments are not accepted and that the Graduate Writing Center is not an editing service. Only two appointments can be scheduled at one time and English conversation appointments are limited to one individual appointment and one group appointment per week.
The Graduate Writing test is multiple-choice and deals with grammar and critical thinking. If students answer at least 40 questions correctly, they are exempt from GRST 500. If students do not answer 40 questions correctly, they are required to take GRST 500. NOTE: The "40 or more correct" exemption applies only to residential graduate students. Online graduate students placed in GRST 500 must complete the course regardless of their assessment test score.
The Graduate Writing Course (GRST 500) is designed to build on work in other classes and is tied directly to Liberty University's accreditation. The assessment is a mandatory requirement for each student, and the course is a mandatory requirement for those who do not pass the test. It does not have to be taken during a student's first semester, but students must request to take it later. Please see the GRST 500 textbook to learn more about the course.