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Residential Writing Center

Residential Writing Center

Build the strong writing skills you need for your classes and future career with Liberty University’s Writing Center. Our peer writing coaches are here to help you through all stages of your writing process and with any writing project (academic, professional, or personal) at no additional cost. We offer Liberty University residential undergraduate students one-on-one appointments and Writing Labs (on campus and virtual) during the fall and spring semesters.

Our goal is to help you become a confident and proficient writer at every stage of the writing process. For additional help, see our Writing Aids.

Online Students: See the Online Writing Center

Find What You’re Looking For at the Writing Center

Schedule Your Appointment

One-on-one writing coaching offers residential students assistance from one of our peer writing coaches. Make an appointment to talk about your writing today!

Scheduling Guidelines

Schedule an Appointment


Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Scheduling Tutorial Video

How to Schedule an Appointment in Compass

Compass Scheduling System Instructions PDF Download

How to Check in for Your Appointment

How to Best Prepare for Your Appointment

For optimal results, it’s beneficial if you do the following:

Bring your assignment
instructions & rubric

Bring any research you
have conducted so far

Bring a draft if
have one

Get to know your
writing coach

Writing Lab

Visit or chat the Writing Lab any time during open hours. No appointment necessary.

  • Open Monday – Thursday 12 p.m.-9 p.m. and Friday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

In-Person Writing Lab

Focused environment to work in person and ask quick writing questions. Bring your laptop and assignment materials.

Located in JFL 160 (Dodak Technology Commons)

Virtual Writing Lab

Get answers to quick writing questions! (≤ 10 min.)

During our open hours, chat with a writing coach through the chat widget in the corner of your screen.

Writing Resources

What Students are Saying About the Writing Center

“I liked the in-depth discussion we had about my motivations and convictions to write, I felt challenged in a good way to bolster and defend my topic well.”
"The writing center gave me helpful feedback and taught me principles that I've been able to use throughout the rest of my writing!"
"I entered when I hadn't scheduled an appointment and they were very gracious and insisted on helping me. I received a very good grade on my essay after exercising the skills they taught me."
“I liked that my coach was willing to be flexible with how I was working on my essay. I also liked that I was encouraged to figure most revisions out on my own with suggestions versus just being given the correct revision. It will serve to be a good habit for later.”
"I had a very great experience with two [writing coaches] who really helped me. As a result, my writing has improved. I am so grateful for the writing center.
"The people are so nice! I was definitely able to think through my own work more clearly with an active listener there and ready to help."

Faculty Information

Have students in need of writing assistance? Contact writing@liberty.edu for help in a variety of formats:

Class Presentations/Workshops

  • Introduction to the Writing Center: 5 min. presentation on our services and how we can help any writer improve
  • Paper Writing from Start to Finish: 20-50 min. presentation on writing a great academic paper
  • Formatting an Academic Paper: 10-20 min. presentation on formatting a paper for MLA, APA, or Turabian
  • Workshop: Request one of our current workshop topics or a custom workshop on writing or formatting


  • Request classroom assistance with one of our peer writing coaches. We can assist individual students in the classroom with content, logical flow, grammatical concepts, format, paragraph unity, structure, and more.

Send Students to the Writing Center

  • Create a program where your students can earn extra credit for visiting us. We keep records of every visit to the Writing Center and can report when your students visit us throughout the semester.
  • Offer due-date extensions for students who visit the Writing Center.
  • Refer any student who received a low grade on an assignment, giving them the opportunity to resubmit it after visiting the Writing Center.

Connect With Us

Reach out to our team with questions, to schedule our services, or to get connected to the resources we offer.

For residential students:
Email: writing@liberty.edu 
Phone: (434) 592-6387
Location: DH 1100

For online students:
Email: onlinewriting@liberty.edu

Lindsay Burgess, M.Ed.

Director of Residential Tutoring and Writing Services

Jennifer Pretzer, M.A.

Assistant Director of Residential Writing Services

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