Need help with your writing skills? Wondering how to develop that thesis statement or how to provide documentation for your research paper?
Ask for Help Now: Chat online with a tutor
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8am-11am; 12pm-8pm; Friday: 8am-11am; 12pm-5pm.You may ask general writing or grammar questions or discuss questions about a writing assignment. You may also share a document online with a Team member.
- To start the process, email the Writing Center Team using your BJU email address during open hours. Using this email address connects you directly to the Team members on duty and lets them know you want to meet on Microsoft Teams.
- You may ask a question or just say, “I need help with an assignment.” The team member will reply to your email and offer to set up a private Microsoft Teams virtual chat or video meeting with you. The Teams interface also allows you to share your screen to show your document.
- Ask for Help Now is first come, first served during open hours. During busy times when we’re helping other people, you may have to wait for a response or consider booking an appointment to reserve a time.
Book In-Person or Virtual Appointments
- Use this link to Book a Writing Center Appointment.
- Select Writing Center–In Person to book an appointment in AL204 to attend in person. Select Writing Center–Online to book a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams.
- Select the date and time. You may also select by tutor if desired. Complete the other required fields. Be sure to enter your BJU email address correctly.
- Check your confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your booking did not register or there was an email error. Try re-entering your date, time, and BJU email address.
- For virtual appointments, you should receive a Join link to use to start your meeting. Be sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection. For video appointments, test your webcam and audio. Download Microsoft Teams (free for BJU students) for the best experience, although the Join link you will receive in your confirmation email will open Teams on either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.
- If you have trouble making an appointment, you may call the Academic Resource Center help desk for assistance at 864-241-1621 during regular business hours.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (Closed 11am-noon)
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed 11am-noon)
Sources & DocumentationPlease note that most of the resources listed below are from other institutions. These links have been checked, but may change. BJU is not responsible for the content on these sites.
- How to Quote a Source, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
- How to Paraphrase a Source, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
- APA Formatting
- MLA Formatting
- Chicago/Turabian Formatting
- Cite This For Me–Automatic bibliography generator
- Purdue Online Writing Lab
Writing in the DisciplinesPlease note that most of the resources listed below are from other institutions. These links have been checked, but may change. BJU is not responsible for the content on these sites.
- Writing for the Workplace, from Purdue University
- Business, from the University of Richmond
- Sciences, from Colorado State University
- Engineering, from Colorado State University
- Personal Statements from University of Connecticut
PraxisPractice Tests for Praxis Core through Mack Library
Writing GRE Essays
I visited the writing center on Wednesday, going into it with the attitude of, I needed to come here to fulfill an obligation for my seminar class and nothing more. However, after meeting Ms. Brammer and talking to her, getting to know a little about her, my perspective changed. She was very friendly, and concerned with how she could be of assistance. I tentatively handed her my paper and asked if she would proofread it to see if I had any punctuation errors. After she finished reading, she carefully explained that I had two errors and what type of errors they were, without directly pointing them out. From this visit, I realized that asking for help isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it is good to have a second perspective. I also realized that it wasn’t nearly as uncomfortable of a process as I thought it would be.