Four Types of Writing Help

 The St. Edward's University Writing Center offers four types of free, one-on-one writing help: in-person, videoconference, written feedback on drafts, and online Q&A.

Make an in-person appointment

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.

To cancel an appointment, please click the X in the corner of your appointment block more than 2 hours before the appointment is to begin.

Learn more about our appointment and cancellation policies.

Make a videoconference appointment

Please read the directions below so you can use our videoconferencing service:

To check for available appointments, schedule an appointment, or cancel an appointment, please use TutorTrac, our online scheduling app. Look for "Videoconference Writing Center" to find appointments for videoconference sessions. 

  • At least a few hours before the session, please read the Quick Start Guide for Writing Center Students. The guide will help you learn how to use St. Edward's videoconferencing software and how to be sure that it works with your computer.  NOTE: Please do use a computer, not a smartphone or tablet.  Phones and tablets don’t work well for serious videoconferencing.
  • Try a test meeting to make sure everything's working.
  • A few minutes before your session begins, join the consultant’s meeting room by clicking the URL you received in the confirmation email.
  • Remember that videoconferencing technologies don't always work perfectly the first time; please be patient and be willing to exit/reenter the meeting room if instructed by the consultant.
  • Have your class syllabus and assignment with you in electronic form to share with the consultant.

Submit a draft for written feedback

When your schedule doesn't allow you to make a real-time appointment, submit a draft online for written feedback. Response takes between 24 and 72 hours, depending on usage.

Submit a question

Have a brief writing question? Submit it online for an answer within about one day.

Contact us

Still have questions about the Writing Center? Contact us at writingcenter [at] stedwards.edu.