The USD Writing Center, which is free to all USD students, helps students improve their academic writing. Students may bring work in any stage of completion to the Writing Center, from brainstorming notes to rough drafts to graded essays. Students are tutored individually by their peers in all phases of the writing process, including:
understanding a text
generating paper topics
developing and focusing ideas
grammar and punctuation
Our staff includes consultants experienced in working with students for whom English is a second language and with graduate students working on small and large writing projects.
All Writing Center consultants are recommended by USD faculty. Consultants study a wide variety of academic majors. All consultants must complete an intensive initial training program before they begin work in the Center. Consultants also attend weekly training workshops throughout the semester.
Although tutors won't "fix" your paper, they are experts in helping you meet your goals for all your written projects.