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Classroom Visits

The WORD Studio would be delighted to visit your class to give a 10-minute presentation encouraging your students to use our services. Our presentation is especially useful to your students if you’re requiring tutorials for an assignment.  Email the Director ( or submit your information here to book a visit.


Statement for your Syllabus

The WORD Studio offers both online and face-to-face tutorials for your papers, speeches, posters, and reading assignments.  We want to make you the best writer and speaker you can be at SLU.  Our tutors are thoroughly trained and friendly peers who can:

  • Help you understand an assignment
  • Help you build an argument or structure in papers and oral presentations
  • Help you expand your vocab and work on sentence structure
  • Work with you on a powerpoint or poster
  • Refine your reading skills
  • Help you learn to avoid plagiarism through proper citation

The WORD Studio offers ESL and science writing specialists, but all of our tutors are trained to assist with any communication assignment.  The WORD Studio is located in ODY 137 and is open Monday-Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-2pm, and Sunday 3pm-8pm--but appointments are required (no walk-ins).  Schedule a tutorial by going to the WORD Studio website. If you have any questions about our services, please email us at

Classroom Workshops

The WORD Studio Director, Dr. Lucia Pawlowski, offers the following classroom workshops for your students.  Each workshop is 50-60 minutes, and is highly interactive (these workshops cannot be pre-recorded and shown to the class, as the workshops are completely activity and discussion-based).  The instructor is required to be present during the workshop, and the instructor may be asked to meet with the Director before the workshop so that we can tailor the workshop to the faculty's specific course objectives and disciplinary writing conventions.  Please email the Director at to request an in-class workshop. 

Workshop Menu

  • Thesis statements for argumentative papers
  • Thesis statements for analytical papers
  • Thesis statements for literary papers
  • The Literature Review: synthesizing sources
  • The Annotated Bibliography
  • Summary
  • Abstracts
  • Artist Statements
  • Paragraph structure
  • Paper structure
  • The Colon, Semicolon, and Em Dash
  • Concision
  • Source Integration (quoting and paraphrasing)
  • Unpacking quotes (or “evidence analysis”)
  • Avoiding Plagiarism (especially “patchwriting”)
  • Revision Strategies
  • Chicago style citation
  • MLA style citation
  • Reading comprehension skills for scientific literature
  • Reading comprehension skills for humanities scholarship
  • Peer Review
  • Interviewing

Required Appointment Worksheets

If you’re requiring appointments this semester, consider having students fill out this worksheet before and after the tutorial so that they are focused and engaged during the tutorial, and get more out of the tutorial.