Welcome to the Writing Center

The St. Edward's University Writing Center, located on the second floor of the Munday Library, helps students grow as writers. The Writing Center's programs allow you to discuss, experiment with, and practice writing with faculty and professional readers outside of class. The best way to learn about what the Writing Center does it to try it yourself. 

The Writing Center helps all current St. Edward's students with any part of their writing processes and with any writing task. In-person appointments meet in the Writing Center rooms on the second floor of the Munday Library. Students who can't make it to an in-person appointment can meet with us by videoconference. To check for available appointments, schedule an appointment, or cancel an appointment, please use TutorTrac, our online scheduling app. For help navigating TutorTrac, please use this step-by-step walkthrough.

Students with brief writing questions can submit them to the Online Writing Lab (OWL). The OWL also provides paper review for all New College and graduate students.

All Writing Center programs are also open to St. Edward's University faculty and staff.

What We Do

We help with all types of writing and communication projects, including

  • formal and informal essays, letters, journal entries, and blog posts;
  • mission course papers (such as those for Capstone and American Dilemmas);
  • technical reports, memos, summaries, case studies, group reports, and PowerPoint presentations;
  • creative writing, alternative writing assignments, and digital writing projects;
  • graduate school and scholarship essays;
  • articles and other pieces for publication; and
  • cover letters and resumes.

We help in all areas of writing, including

  • responding to an assignment or prompt;
  • developing arguments;
  • style and usage;
  • understanding audience and tone;
  • structure, content, and use of sources;
  • patterns of error (in grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and MLA or APA formatting and documentation) and modeling corrections;
  • focusing revisions;
  • understanding issues and errors and finding examples and resources; and
  • interpreting comments from others and reports from grammar checkers and plagiarism filters.