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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
  • Checklist compliance reviews of final dissertations and DRPs
  • Tutorial on the Proper Use of Sources

The UWC accepts documents for review 24 hours a day, Monday thru Saturday. The UWC is closed on Sundays and does not accept submissions from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. (Central) Sunday. Holiday closures will be announced. The UWC is closed for all major holidays.

You may leave us a voicemail message at 660.626.2228, or, depending on the hour, you may also reach us using Google Chat.

 

NOTE: Resumes, CVs, applications, personal and residency statements, noteworthy characteristics, scholarship applications, and cover letters are no longer reviewed by the University Writing Center. They are now being handled by people with more experience in the related field. 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 cghscareerservices@atsu.edu.

Announcements

All CGHS students who have already begun their final projects (i.e., dissertation, practicum, DRP, or ARP) will continue to use APA 6th edition until the project is complete. APA 6 materials are still available on the UWC's old websiteStudents MUST include a message in their email to indicate their document is in APA 6 so it is reviewed appropriately. 

Guidelines for Submitting Documents for Review

To submit a document for review or to ask questions:

  1. Create a new email for each submission addressed to writingcenter@atsu.edu. 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.

Important Considerations:

  • REMEMBER: 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 should be proofread (basic spell-check and grammar-check) before submission. 
  • Documents are reviewed on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • Documents must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents. WE DO NOT REVIEW FILES IN POWERPOINT, PUBLISHER, PDF, OR OTHER FORMATS.
  • Documents fewer than 20 pages are returned in 24 hours; 20-49 pages in 48 hours; over 50 pages within 72 hours. Compliance checks of DRPs can take up to 5 business days; dissertations require at least 10 business days (in Spring Block 2, it may take longer).
  • Documents are reviewed only once. Exceptions: Assignments that “build” over a term or program (e.g. capstones, ARPs, DRPs, and practicums). The exceptions will be reviewed once and then the final document will be reviewed once. 
  • It is the responsibility of each student to review their own responses to discussion posts; the UWC will only review initial discussion posts.