CAPS and Graduate Writing Center

Vacation closure: The Writing Center, including online tutoring services, will be closed July 17th – 22nd.

Welcome to the Writing Center for College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) and Graduate students! This page is where you can sign up for an appointment with the writing tutor, and learn about online tutoring services.

In-Person Appointments

Note: On Thursday, June 13th, the writing tutor will be available online. See the “Online Tutoring” section below for more information. Skype appointments are also available: if you would like to schedule a Skype appointment with the tutor, please email onlinewritingcenter@northwestu.edu.

If you’d like to meet with the writing tutor, you can schedule an appointment by clicking on the button below. You are welcome to come by the Writing Center without an appointment, but bear in mind that appointments always take priority over walk-ins. If you want guaranteed time with the tutor, it’s best to schedule an appointment.

Schedule Appointment

When you come to the Writing Center, please come prepared with the following:

  • Assignment instructions for the paper.
  • A printed copy of the paper.
  • Specific concerns or questions you’d like the tutor to address.

Note that the Writing Center is a tutoring service, not an editing service. The tutor will not “fix” your paper; the tutor will, however, help you make sense of the writing process and learn to improve your writing.

Online Tutoring

Can’t make it to campus for an in-person appointment? The writing tutor is happy to work with you remotely, via email. (Please note: online support will remain tutoring in nature, and will not operate as an editing or proofreading service.)

To submit your paper, please email it as an attachment in a Microsoft Word document to onlinewritingcenter@northwestu.edu. Allow for 48 business hours for your paper to be read and returned to you with the tutor’s comments. You may submit one paper at a time (e.g., do not submit two papers at once, or submit a second paper before your first has been returned). Each paper can be submitted a maximum of two times.

Your email must include the following information:

  • Assignment instructions for the paper.
  • Paper‘s due date.
  • Class the paper is for.
  • Any specific questions or concerns you would like the tutor to address.

If your email is missing any of the above information, there may be a delay in reading your paper, as the tutor may need to ask for this information and wait for your reply. Online tutoring is available Monday – Thursday.