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DSU Writing Center

We help good students to become even better students.

The DSU writing center is open and now operates remotely! Schedule peer and professional writing assistance via TutorTrac

Limited in-person writing assistance may be available in Fall. Questions? Contact writing@desales.edu

The mission of the DSU Writing Center, in keeping with the mission of the University, is to promote student success "according to the philosophy of Christian humanism," by means of:

  • Professional and trained peer tutoring in writing skills
  • Critical thinking as pertains to written expression
  • Documentation of sources among the disciplines
  • Referral to and interactions with appropriate resources
  • Coordination with disability services
  • Collaboration with the Gateway To Success Program

The Writing Center staff is committed to the belief that every DeSales University student is a good student seeking to become a better student.

What to Expect

At the DSU Writing Center, you can get help with any writing skill you are worried about, including:

  • MLA, APA, and other documentation formats
  • grammar, mechanics, and academic conventions
  • composing a thesis
  • organization of paragraphs and/or essays
  • development of research papers, literature, essays, seminar reports, etc.

Please note that tutoring is not the same as editing or proofreading; it is more like coaching. You will learn to improve your academic writing through the process of feedback from the tutor. Please come prepared to your appointment by bringing with you any of the following that pertain to your assignment:

  • your assignment prompt or rubric
  • your draft, printed out
  • your professor's markup for revisions
  • sources and texts you are using

Hours & Locations

The Writing center is open from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, and is located in Dooling Hall's lower level, rooms 58, 60, and 61. There may not always be a tutor available during regular hours, so it is suggested to schedule an appointment

Evening tutoring sessions are held in Trexler Library. See TutorTrac for details.

Additional Links

Political Science at DeSales

Need Writing Assistance? 

Undergraduate Students

Login to TutorTrac with your MyDSU credentials.

ACCESS Students

Login to TutorTrac with your MyDSU credentials.

If you need off-campus assistance, submit your request through the Support Request for ACCESS Students form in the Academic Resource Center section of MyDSU.

Graduate Students

Login to TutorTrac with your MyDSU credentials.

You may also contact writing@desales.edu or greg.rogers@desales.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Contact Us

DSU Writing Center, Ann Michael, assistant director
Dooling Hall 58