Professors, please see Guide for Professors.
Writing Center Hours and Appointments
The Writing Center is typically open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Writing Consultant hours and availability for evenings and weekends are available online using the WCOnline software system.
First timeusers 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 consultant.
- You are limited to an hour and a half’s worth of appointments a week.
- Please allow a proper time frame for the consultant to edit your paper. A half-hour appointment is sufficient only for papers that are 5 pages or fewer. 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
- Develop a working thesis statement
- Organize an outline
- Organize a rough draft
- Support a thesis
- Integrate source material
- Integrate other information
- 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 includes 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.
Writing Specialists (WS)
For information regarding Writing Specialists, please see:
Consultations through chat, video, and/or audio are available for students who are unable to attend a face-to-face meeting via the WCOnline system. Appointments can be made on the Online Writing Consultations schedule and follow the same general guidelines and services offered as a standard consultation.