Here’s what SLU students are saying about their work with our consultants:
I have nothing but gratitude and positive things to say. I have not done any type of school work in over five years and the Writing Center definitely helped me outline my ideas.
I always leave the Writing Center feeling more confident and uplifted.
I was having trouble starting an assignment. My consultant helped me work out what I wanted to write and now I feel very confident about getting my paper done.
The Writing Center is not just a place to consider when you are in a crunch or feel it’s an emergency situation. It can help you consistently grow in your writing skills and knowledge throughout your college career. I have learned something new every time.
Working on a regular basis with my consultant helps me stay on pace with the work and keep the anxiety at bay. It’s becoming easier to answer a question presented in an assignment and to focus the paper on answering that question.
This is so awesome! I have not attended school in about 5 years and this benefit is just amazing.
I am immensely grateful to the Writing Center, which has been instrumental in the success of my semester. As an ESL student, I attend weekly consultations. I learned not only grammar and spelling but how to organize my ideas, structure, and goals. For me the Writing Center is like another class. Thanks to all the staff’s patience and dedication, I have become closer to being a better writer.
I really look forward to going to my Writing Center appointments. The staff is attentive to my writing concerns and the constructive criticism is always on point.
The Writing Center is extremely helpful for getting your ideas off the ground. They help to give you better direction in your writings, and help to reassure you when you experience EXTREME writer’s block.
Please utilize this valuable resource at various stages of your papers. You’ll find it very helpful. Getting an additional perspective will save you a lot of time, as they see right away what it may take you several reads to see, if at all.
The Writing Center is a tremendously valuable resource at SLU. From organizing your thoughts and arguments to structuring your paper in a way that makes the content optimally digestible to your target reader, or any reader for that matter, the consultants at the Writing Center can help you submit a stronger and more cohesive assignment.
This is one of the best resources SLU has to offer students and to help them truly succeed.
To register for these workshops, click on the date for your desired workshop(s), which will take you to the workshop’s Eventbrite page. You will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite once you register. All workshops are held in the SLU Writing Center.
How to Beat Writer’s Block
Do you feel stuck when you’re starting a paper? Or frustrated along the way? This workshop introduces practical techniques that will help make writing projects less daunting and more rewarding. You’ll also have a chance to talk about your experiences and connect with classmates and peers.
How to Read with Confidence
Good writing stems from good reading. In this workshop, we’ll talk about techniques that can help you get more out of your reading, save you time and lead to better writing.
How to Write Response Papers
The response paper is one of the most common assignments at SLU. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the elements of good response papers by looking closely at a student model and introduce strategies for response paper success.
How to Use Sources
Whether you’re writing response papers or research papers, success as an academic writer depends on the ability to convey ideas and information from other writers in your own words. In this workshop, we’ll discuss best practices for quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing that will help you seamlessly integrate source material into your papers.
How to Write a Literature Review
This workshop will introduce key skills for writing a literature review, including finding quality sources and identifying areas of focus. We’ll look at samples from model literature reviews and you’ll have a chance to think about next steps for your project.
How to Use Databases
Searching the databases is a fundamental skill for academic research. In this workshop, our SLU librarian will share tips for successful searches.
How to Use APA
Are you anxious about citing properly? This workshop will ease your anxieties as you learn basic principles for citing in APA, the most widely used citation system in the social sciences (and at SLU).
How to Write Clear Sentences
Sentences are the building blocks of good writing. In this workshop, we’ll review some common issues that can make sentences confusing and share tips for writing clear ones.
How to Speak without Fear
This workshop is designed to help participants speak with confidence. We’ll introduce concrete tips for preparing for and delivering presentations that will help ease anxiety and lead to success.
How to Use Zotero
Zotero is a program that helps you manage research projects, including citations. Come learn the basics of this time-saving program.
Introduction to Library Services
SLU’s home library is the Mina Rees Library at the Graduate Center. Participants in this workshop will learn about how to get the most out of library services, including online databases and borrowing books.