Writing Center ConsultantIn the Writing Center, you can get help on all aspects of your writing, from developing ideas to revising and polishing your pieces. We provide assistance with essays; reports; homework that involves writing; M.A. theses and dissertations; and other kinds of writing, such as short stories, poems, résumés, business letters, grants and proposals.

Meet the Consultants

Schedule Appointment


Summer (May 22-Aug. 4)
Monday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday noon - 7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. We are closed on holidays and university breaks. Questions? Email wcenter@usd.edu.

Online Writing Assistance

The Online Writing Center (login required) is available to students taking distance courses through USD and those who are unable to attend an on-campus session at the Writing Center.

How We Can Help Professors, Instructors and Teaching Assistants

We can come to your classroom to do a brief presentation (5-10 minutes) about the Writing Center.

Classroom Presentation Request Form (login required)

Multilingual/ESL Conversation

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while working with an experienced consultant on your speaking skills in English and learning about life in the United States. Schedule an appointment or contact us to help you set up an appointment.


Our free, weekly workshops cover a variety of writing-related topics. Attend in person or online.

Training Videos

We have several videos available to teach you how to set up or format papers in various styles such as Chicago, MLA and APA.

View Videos

Become a Writing Consultant

If you are a good writer and enjoy helping other students with their writing, consider becoming a writing consultant.

Consultant Application (login required)