Writing Center Hours and Appointments
Writing Consultant hours and availability are available using the WCOnline software system. This link is located on the Lindenwood University homepage under Academics, then under the option Tutors. You may also click here (lindenwood.mywconline.com
) for direct access. First time users will need to register prior to viewing writing consultant availability. Make sure the “Choose a schedule” is set to Writing Center Tutors.
Writing Center Services
Students are encouraged to stop by and work with Writing Consultants to learn how to improve writing skills.
The LU Writing Center can help students to:
The Writing Consultants will also show students how to:
- Select a topic
- Gather information
- Develop a working thesis statement
- Organize an outline
- Organize a rough draft
- Support a thesis
- Integrate documentation
- Revise a rough draft
- Edit spelling mistakes
- Find grammatical errors
- Recognize areas that need rewording
- Locate documentation resources
The Writing Consultant’s role is to help students improve writing skills by answering questions regarding writing mechanics, organization and content. The Writing Consultant will not “fix” the paper for students 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.
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 https://pccommon.lindenwood.edu/Tutor%20Lists/, or from any computer on the Lindenwood network by going to the pccommon drive and accessing the folder titled “Tutor Lists”.
On-line Tutoring Services- Smarthinking
Lindenwood offers online tutoring from Smarthinking, which is available to all Lindenwood students. Online tutors are available to work with students as many as 24 hours a day, depending upon the subject area. Tutors are available in many subjects including writing, math, accounting, statistics, finance, economics, biology, anatomy & physiology, physics, chemistry, and Spanish. Completed drafts of writing assignments may also be submitted to Smarthinking's Essay Center for detailed, personalized feedback typically within 24 hours. Students may access online tutoring through Blackboard and the student portal.