O'Neill Center for Academic Development

 

The O'Neill Center for Academic Development provides support to all students by offering collaborative learning solutions that accommodate students' diverse learning needs, partnering with faculty to address learning challenges, and cultivating the leadership potential of peer tutors.

Spring 2022 Tutoring (online and in-person)

Appointment times for one-on-one online and in-person tutoring — day, evenings, and weekends — will be available from Monday, January 31, through Friday, May 20. The centers are closed on all University holidays and breaks.

Make and access a tutoring appointment

Directions for the tutoring system

Support is provided in these areas:

  • undergraduate writing
  • graduate writing
  • math and science
  • health sciences

Drop-in study nights are offered for introductory math and science courses.

Mentoring sessions are available for select health sciences courses.

Group of St. Kate's students study together near the O'Neill Center

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty

Writing Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism Handout
Constructing an Essay Handout
Deadwood Phrases Handout
Effective Writing Strategies Videos
Elements of Style
Eliminating Wordiness Handout
Formal Essay Structure Handout
Order of Revision Handout
Thesis Statements Handout
Transition Words and Phrases Handout

Literature Review

The Literature Review Process Videos
Writing a Literature Review Videos


Research and Citation

American Psychological Association
APA 7th Edition (St. Kate's Library)
Citation and Writing (St. Kate's Library)
Online Encyclopedia
Research Assistance (St. Kate's Library)

Writing and APA Instruction in ASL

APA Citations (ASL Instruction)
APA Formatting (ASL Instruction)
Approaching Research (ASL Instruction)
Basic APA (ASL Instruction)
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing (ASL Instruction)


Grammar and Mechanics

Capitalization in Religious Texts Handout
Clauses and Types of Sentences Handout
Colons and Semicolons Handout
Commas Handout
General Grammar Rules Handout
Grammar Bytes
Grammar Girl
Grammar Revolution
Grammarly for St. Kate’s Students


ESL Resources

Activities for ESL Students
BBC Learning English
Common Writing Mistakes
EduFind Resources for Learning English
ManyThings: Interesting Things for ESL Students
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab


Other Resources

City University of New York Writing Support
Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
University of Minnesota Writing Support
UW-Madison Writing Support