St. Paul tutoring hours for J-term (1/2/20 through 1/30/20)
Writing and Reading
Get one-on-one assistance with your writing and reading skills at any stage of the writing process.
Visit the Writing/Reading Center in CDC 21 during our drop-in hours for a one-on-one dialogue with a trained peer tutor. Sessions last up to 45 minutes. Come early and come often!
What to bring:
- The writing assignment sheet from your instructor
- A clean copy of the paper you want to work on
- Questions and/or concerns you have about your paper
Visit Room E370 for walk-in writing assistance. Staff work interactively with you to increase your recognition of strengths and difficulties in your writing. It works best to come for help with papers a day or more before due dates. Writing lab hours change every subsession. If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled writing lab hours, you may meet with a staff member by appointment. For current walk-in hours or to set up an appointment, call 651-690-7832.
In addition to the face-to-face writing assistance that is available on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses, online writing support is available by appointment to graduate students, undergraduate distance learners, and students taking some OTA online and pre-professional courses. To use the online writing system, you must first register for an account. Then you are welcome to book an appointment on the appropriate schedule. At the time of your appointment, log in to the online system again and click on the appointment you made to start the session.
Graduate Students and Distance Learners
Your paper may be uploaded when booking the appointment or when you return for your session. You will be an active participant in the one-hour session, which will occur by online chat with a trained graduate assistant. The graduate assistant will collaborate with you, help with questions you have, and offer suggestions for going forward with your writing project.
Students in OTA Online and Pre-Professional Courses
The drop-down menu at the top of each schedule lists the courses for which assistance is available. Choose the appropriate schedule to book your appointment. For more information, call 651.690.7832.
- Effective Writing Strategies (7 Modules)
- Writing a Literature Review (7 modules)
- Preparing for the Kaplan Exam (8 modules)
Library Research and Citation Help
If you have a research question or a quick citation question that doesn't warrant a tutoring session, contact a reference librarian or consult the library's citation guides.
Writing and APA Instruction in ASL
View these video modules for ASL instruction on the topics of APA writing and citing.
- Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL): One of the best sources on the web for information on nearly every aspect of writing. OWL covers general writing, subject-specific writing, research recommendations, citations, grammar, mechanics, ESL issues, etc. You will also find numerous printable handouts.
- Paradigm Online Writing Assistant: Another comprehensive website offering information on numerous writing topics.
- American Psychological Association: For help with APA style and citation questions.
- The Elements of Style (William Strunk, Jr): Classic advice on writing clearly.
- The University of Minnesota: Support for student writing.
- The University of Wisconsin—Madison: Writer’s handbook.
- Grammar Girl: Quick tips and help with tricky grammar questions.
- CCC Guide to Grammar and Writing: Interactive site covering multiple topics.
- E-Resource Center (City University of New York): Writing and grammar tutorials.
- EduFind.com: Useful source for practicing English grammar. This website contains many printable handouts and short quizzes covering multiple areas of English grammar.
- Common ESL Errors: The Top Ten List: Includes articles and advice on how to address these errors.
- BBC Learning English: Practice for reading, listening, and writing skills. This website has great grammar and vocabulary building exercises.
- Internet TESL Journal: Practice for improving listening and comprehension skills. Minimal pairs exercises highly recommended.
- Many Things.org: Practice for vocabulary building, pronunciation, reading, and listening. This website also contains grammar quizzes.
- Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: Practice for improving listening and vocabulary building.
- Medi Lexicon.com: Online medical dictionary, containing drug information and medical abbreviations.
- Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: Useful online medical encyclopedia.
- Encyclopedia.com: Supplemental resource for verifying facts and information. This website also contains biographies.
Discipline-Specific Writing Guides
Take advantage of the writing guides we have created for some of the programs taught at St. Kate's.
Math and Science
Get one-on-one or small group assistance in math, statistics, chemistry, biology, physics, and more.