Welcome to the Writing Center.

Strong writing and communication abilities are an essential outcome of your St. Edward’s education. These lifelong skills are highly valued in every career field. The St. Edward’s University Writing Center is here to support you in strengthening your written communications. We assist students, faculty, staff and alumni in their growth as writers in an environment of collaboration, not instruction.

The Writing Center is located on the second floor of the Munday Library. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept in-person requests. If you would like one of our consultants to review your writing, please schedule an online appointment through Tutor Trac. Faculty, please email to schedule a visit from the Writing Center.

***The Writing Center is still online only. Live appointments are in Zoom.

FYI-- The Writing Center does not offer proofreading services. That is, we will not proofread or correct formatting, grammar, punctuation, spelling, et al., because doing so positions our student authors as passive observers instead of active collaborators in the writing process.

 

Intro to the Writing Center 

New to the Writing Center? Check out our helpful videos for an introduction to the Writing Center, how to make an appointment, how to cancel an appointment and more. 

Click here to access our curated Resources on things such as Style format, mechanics, et al.

Research and Writing

Every Tuesday, from 12:30 to 2:30, Munday Library, various locations

This is an open forum to ask questions on, talk about, or work on anything to do with Research and Writing. Stay for a minute, stay the whole time. Visit once, or become a regular. This is a no-pressure space for conversations (not instruction or tutoring) to happen as needed. Come check it out.

Sign Up for Appointment (Zoom)

Visit TutorTrac for scheduling or canceling an appointment. If you need assistance navigating TutorTrac, please use this step-by-step walkthrough. Select "Videoconference Center" to set up a live online appointment. We have day and evening online hours.

Live appointments are in Zoom. 

How We Can Assist You

The Writing Center offers four types of free, one-on-one writing assistance: 

  1. Schedule a live video conference appointment with one of our consultants.
  2. Submit your draft for written feedback. *The Writing Center does not offer proofreading services. That is, we will not proofread or correct formatting, grammar, punctuation, spelling, et al., because doing so positions our student authors as passive observers instead of active collaborators in the writing process.
  3. Schedule a face-to-face appointment. (Due to Covid-19, we are unable to accept in-person requests right now.)
  4. Email a quick question.

What We Do 

We assist with all types of writing and communication projects, including:

  • Formal and informal essays, letters and journal entries
  • Course papers and research projects
  • Technical reports, memos, summaries, case studies and group reports
  • Creative writing, alternative writing assignments and digital writing projects
  • Graduate school and scholarship essays
  • Cover letters and résumés

We assist in all areas of writing, including:

  • Understanding and responding to an assignment or prompt
  • Developing arguments
  • Understanding audience, tone, style and usage 
  • Structure, content and use of sources
  • Patterns of error (in grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, citation formatting and documentation) and modeling corrections
  • Understanding and reworking errors; and interpreting comments and feedback from others