Need Help With a Paper?

 To receive online CAP writing support services:

Before submitting your paper, please note the following: 

  • You must be a currently enrolled student. 
  • Save your file name with your Last Name_Title of Paper. For example, “Smith_Personal Statement. File must be saved as a Word document. 
  • Your paper must be double-spaced with standard 1-inch margins and 12-point font. 
    • If your paper is not formatted correctly, you will be notified and required to re-submit the file after you have made the corrections. 
  • CAP Tutors will only review up to 1500 words.  
  • Papers submitted online will be reviewed one time. You may request an appointment with the CAP Writing Specialist for additional feedback.
  • Please allow up to four (4) business days to review a paper. 
    • If you have multiple papers you need reviewed, it may be more efficient to schedule an appointment with the CAP Writing Specialist. Submitting multiple papers may delay the response time. 
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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
    • 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 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 September 10, 2020