Professors, please see Guide for Professors.
Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA)
To find out how to register for and to get information on the Writing Proficiency Assessment, see Writing Proficiency Assessment.
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
For information regarding Writing Across the Curriculum, please see:
Writing Center Hours and Appointments
Writing Consultant hours and availability are available online using the WCOnline software system.
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When using the online system, please note:
- First time users will need to register prior to viewing consultant availability.
- Make sure you select the “St. Charles Writing Center” option from the drop-down box.
- Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance.
- Making an appointment during the day is strongly encouraged, in order to guarantee you will be seen; appointments are mandatory during evening and weekend hours.
- Please make sure to bring a printed copy of your paper to the appointment.
- The writing center is not a drop-off service; you will need to stay during your appointment in order to review your paper with the tutor.
- You are limited to an hour and a half’s worth of appointments a week.
- Please allow a proper time frame for the tutor to edit your paper. A half hour appointment is sufficient only for papers that are 5 pages or less. Papers over five pages will need an hour-long appointment.
Writing Center Services
Students are encouraged to stop by and work with Writing Consultants in order to learn writing skills.
The Lindenwood Writing Center can help students
- Narrow down topic choices
- Learn how to gather information
- Develop a working thesis statement
- Organize an outline
- Organize a rough draft
- Support a thesis
- Integrate source material
- Integrate documentation
The Writing Consultants will also show students how to:
- Revise a rough draft
- Edit spelling mistakes
- Find grammatical errors
- Recognize areas that need rewording
- Format a works cited/resources page
Writing Consultants cannot start a paper for a student. The Writing Consultant’s role is to help students improve writing skills by answering questions regarding writing mechanics, organization, content, and documentation. The Writing Consultant will not “fix” the paper for the student seeking assistance. This including correcting spelling errors, correcting grammar errors, re-wording a thesis statement, or making corrections of any kind. The Writing Center services are provided to show a student “how to” identify and correct these issues him or herself. The Writing Center cannot guarantee an "A" letter grade on edited papers.
Tutoring is available to Lindenwood University students seeking to enhance academic performance. This free service assists students in becoming independent learners by reviewing academic techniques such as exam preparation, note taking, analysis of classroom and text materials and helps students apply these techniques toward coursework.
Tutoring is offered for a variety of subjects and classes. Tutor schedules can be viewed at PC Common Tutors List, or from any computer on the Lindenwood network by going to the pccommon drive and accessing the folder titled “Tutor Lists”.