Need Help With a Paper?
To receive online CAP writing support services:
- You must be a currently enrolled student
- Please email your file to CAP@unthsc.edu
- 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 Peter.Mosley@unthsc.edu to confirm availability.
- Scheduling an Appointment in Grades First
- If you need to cancel an appointment, please call 817-735-2531 or email Peter.Mosley@unthsc.edu, 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
- 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:
- Lesson 1: Composing a Formal Essay: A Quick Guide
- Lesson 2: Mastering Academic Language and Style
- Lesson 3: Revising and Editing at the Graduate Level
- CAP does not provide editing services for UNTHSC students
- A list of outside editors is available upon request by sending an email to CAP@unthsc.edu
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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 Peter.Mosley@unthsc.edu to schedule a presentation or other writing support.
This page was last modified on May 5, 2020