Need Help With a Paper?

 To receive online CAP writing support services:

  • You must be a currently enrolled student
  • Please email your file to
  • Save your file with your Last Name_Title of Paper. For example, “Smith_Personal Statement”
  • Please allow 4 business days to review the paper
  • Up to 5 pages per paper will be reviewed.  All papers should be typed, double-spaced with standard 1 inch margins.  Please use a 12 point font.
  • CAP online writing tutors will review a paper one time including personal statements. Please do not resubmit. Resubmissions will be returned without comments.
  • Students may make subsequent in-person or phone appointments for additional feedback.
  • A Guide to Using Writing Feedback

Individual, in-person appointments are available in the CAP main office (Student Service Center 2nd floor):

  • 30-minute Appointments are available for currently enrolled students during the following times:
    • Monday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 11:00 am -4:00 pm
    • Thursday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Please visit GradesFirst or call 817-735-2531 to make an appointment with the CAP Writing Assistant.
  • If the Writing Assistant does not have appointments booked, students are welcome to stop by for quick questions. Please call 817-735-2531 or email the Writing Assistant at to confirm availability.
  • Scheduling an Appointment in Grades First
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, please call 817-735-2531 or email, as students do not have the ability to cancel within GradesFirst.

Phone and Video Conference appointments for writing assistance are available:

  • Students are welcome to schedule appointments by phone or video conference. Please schedule an appointment in GradesFirst, noting that you are requesting a meeting by phone or video conference, and include relevant contact information. These appointments are only available in the regular meeting times listed above.

Types of writing support:

  • CAP will provide feedback on writing samples submitted to our office via the Writing Submission Form.
  • Appointment based Writing Assistance
  • Drop-in Hours for Quick Questions about Writing
  • CAP writing tutors will provide feedback on:
    • Rhetorical Situation
    • Content as it relates to the reader
    • Purpose and Focus
    • Organization
    • Development
    • Diction & Syntax
    • Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling
  • Students have access to APA styling guides as well as other writing tips through the Center for Academic Performance’s CANVAS page. These are found within the Writing & Presentation Support module.
  • Write Well Workshop Series

Self-guided Writing Courses:

Editing services:

  • CAP does not provide editing services for UNTHSC students
  • A list of outside editors is available upon request by sending an email to

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Faculty and staff requests:

  • The Writing Assistant is available to provide support to departments through the following services:
    • In-class presentations on various writing topics
    • Providing writing samples to classes that the Writing Assistant can use to identify points of improvement for students on individual and group basis
    • Other support
  • Contact Peter Mosley at to schedule a presentation or other writing support.

This page was last modified on May 5, 2020