Appointments and walk-ins
Any SLU undergraduate student may make an appointment for a consultation through the SLU Appointments scheduler which can be found in the Tools tab of your mySLU. Or you may call the Student Success Center at 977-3484. We accept walk-ins when consultants are available, however an appointment is highly recommended. [Graduate students who seek writing support should contact our friends at the Graduate Writing Center.]
Consultations begin on the hour and typically last about 45 minutes. Visit the hours and locations page to find the most convenient location for you. No more than one appointment per day, per assignment is allowed. Because we respect student's ownership of their texts and want students' to make all final decisions about their work, a student may only visit three (3) times for any one assignment.
Get help with ANY writing, mulitmedia and/or oral presentation project!
Consultants will help you develop strategies to improve your writing. The assistance we provide is intended to foster your resourcefulness and self-reliance. You will determine how to use the consultant's advice and make all decisions regarding the revision of the writing.
**We cannot guarantee better grades, nor do we proofread or edit essays for you; rather we encourage you to take an active part in the consultation and become a more confident writer.*
Because our focus is on the writing, communication, and articulation of ideas, we are able to work with writers in every subject area, from engineering to English, from business to biology. Some of the projects we can help you with include the following:
- Class writing assignments
- research papers
- lab reports
- business reports
- PowerPoint presentations and websites
- Personal statements and cover letters
- Creative writing
- Powerpoint and Prezi projects
Visit us at any point in the process
You, as the writer, will work with a trained consultant to define goals for the session. These goals might include:
- deciding on a topic/ brainstorming
- developing a thesis/ argument
- clarifying and organizing ideas
- researching, drafting, and revising
- improving grammar, punctuation, and usage
- citing sources properly