Welcome to the Southern Adventist University Writing Center
The Writing Center, located on the main level of McKee Library, is an on-campus resource that offers free, face-to-face writing assistance to any current Southern student. Tutors trained in the writing process work with you in one-on-one sessions to help you develop the skills needed to become a confident and competent writer.
Each student is allowed one 30-minute session per day. Students with long assignments (ten pages or more) may request a 60-minute session, and we will do our best to accommodate those requests. We encourage you to make an appointment before bringing in your work; however, walk-in sessions are welcome when space is available.
Bring your paper in at any stage, from brainstorming to the final draft. Our tutors are trained to help with essay writing, research papers, book reviews, article critiques, grammar, punctuation, and source citation (APA, MLA, and Chicago styles). While we will not fix your papers for you, we will assist you in learning skills that will help you improve your own writing.
To make the most of your sessions with us, arrive on time to your appointment, bring a typed and printed copy of your assignment, along with your assignment sheet (if available), and be ready to ask specific questions. Plan ahead by making your appointment several days before your assignment is due; you will need time to make revisions, and you may want to return to the Writing Center with another draft. Have reasonable expectations. While you may want an A on your paper, our goal is to help you progress as a writer.
To learn more about the Writing Center, please read the Description & Policies document listed below.
Contact Information & Hours of Operation
The Writing Center is typically open Sundays through Thursdays from 1 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 18: 1 to 5 p.m.
Christmas Break: Closed from Wednesday, December 18, at 5:00 p.m. until Wednesday, January 8, at 1:00 p.m.