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Welcome to the University Writing Center

Welcome to A.T. Still University’s University Writing Center (UWC), a free academic support service for currently enrolled ATSU students. Our goal is to help you become a better writer in the health care professions.

The UWC offers:

  • Document review (papers, main discussion posts, case studies)
  • English-as-a-second language writing assistance
  • Individual chapter review of dissertations and DRPs
  • Tutorial on the Proper Use of Sources

To submit a document for review or to ask questions:

  1. Create a new email for each submission addressed to We encourage you to use your official school email address as other email addresses may be filtered as spam. 
  2. Students requesting ESL assistance should type ATTN: ESL in the subject line of the email.
  3. Attach your MS Word file, which should have been proofread first, and if it is an assignment, it should include a title page.
  4. In the body of your email, please provide: 
  • Your program name;
  • The type of submission (discussion post, assignment, final project, etc.);
  • If you want your document reviewed using APA or AMA style;
    • If APA, your paper will be reviewed using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.);
    • If AMA, your paper will be reviewed using the AMA Manual of Style, 11th Edition;
  • If you are completing a final project using APA 6th edition, you MUST make that clear in your email; and
  • Special instructions necessary for your writing coach to provide you with an appropriate review.


  • Students are responsible for the quality of all written work. Returned papers should be proofread carefully and revised by the student prior to submission to an instructor. Should a difference between suggestions from the UWC and an instructor occur, the instructor's preference takes priority. 
  • Documents are reviewed in the order they are received. Documents fewer than 20 pages are returned in 24 hours; 20-49 pages in 48 hours; over 50 pages within 72 hours. 
  • Documents must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents. WE DO NOT REVIEW FILES IN POWERPOINT, PUBLISHER, PDF, GOOGLE DOCs OR OTHER FORMATS.
  • Documents are reviewed only once. If you are submitting a document that builds over time, please let us know specifically which sections are new within the document.
  • It is the responsibility of each student to review their own responses to discussion posts; the UWC will only review initial discussion posts.

Documents fewer than 20 pages are returned in 24 hours; 20-49 pages in 48 hours; over 50 pages within 72 hours. 

The UWC is open from 12 a.m. Mondays to 8 p.m. Saturdays (Central Time), which provides suitable time for writing coaches to return reviewed assignments within the designated turnaround time and for students to make appropriate edits to their assignments and still meet their instructors' deadlines. 

The UWC does not accept papers from 8 p.m. Saturdays until 12 a.m. Mondays, Central Time, because most assignments that come through the UWC are due Sunday evenings; therefore, on Monday morning when the UWC reopens, a review is typically no longer needed. Students are asked to submit assignments on Monday (instead of Sunday) to help avoid confusion and unnecessary reviews by the UWC.

University Writing Center Closure Schedule for 2023-24

All times listed are based on Central Time.

UWC Closed

UWC Stops Accepting Papers at:

UWC Begins Accepting Papers Again at:

Jan. 15

8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 13

12 a.m., Tues., Jan 16

March 30 (after 5 p.m.)

5 p.m., Sat., March 30

12 a.m., Mon., April 1

May 25–27

2 p.m., Sat., May 25

12 a.m., Tues., May 28

June 19

5 p.m., Tues., June 18

12 a.m., Thurs., June 20

The UWC is normally open from 12 a.m. Mondays to 8 p.m. Saturdays. All times listed above are based on Central Time.

If you need support when writing resumes, CVs, applications, personal and residency statements, noteworthy characteristics, scholarship applications, and cover letters, please consult with your dean’s office, associate dean's office, or the program director or chair's office for instructions on where to seek help. If you are a CGHS student, please send your resumes and CVs for review to

Contact Us!

The best way to get in touch with us is via email:

We are a fully remote department, and our phone line is not staffed. However, if you would like to leave us a voicemail message, please call 660.626.2228. We will return your call within two business days.