Need help with a paper or presentation?

 To receive online CAP writing support services:

  • Enter the Writing Submission Form 
  • You will be asked for your EUID & password. Enter UNTHSC\euid  for username and your CANVAS password.
  • 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 during the following times:
    • Monday: 2:30-5:30 pm
    • Tuesday: 7:30-9:30 am and 2:30-5:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 7:30 -9:30 am and 2:30 -5:30 pm
    • Thursday: 7:30-9:30 am and 2:30-5:00 pm
    • Friday: 7:30-9:30 am
  • 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 Eliza.Killey-wolfs@unthsc.edu to confirm availability.
  • Online students are welcome to schedule appointments by phone. Please schedule an appointment in GradesFirst, noting that you are requesting a meeting by phone, and include relevant contact information. These appointments are only available in the regular meeting times listed above.
  • Scheduling an Appointment in Grades First
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, please call 817-735-2531 or email Eliza.Killey-wolfs@unthsc.edu , as students do not have the ability to cancel within GradesFirst.

Types of writing support:

  • CAP will provide feedback on writing samples submitted to our office via the Writing Submission Form.
  • 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
  • Drop-in Hours for Quick Questions about Writing
  • Appointment based Writing Assistance
  • 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

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 Graduate Writing Assistant can use to identify points of improvement for students on individual and group basis
    • Other support
  • Contact Eliza Killey-Wolfs at Eliza.Killey-wolfs@unthsc.edu to schedule a presentation or other writing support.

Types of presentation support:

  • Practice presentation for CAP staff
  • Receive feedback on presentation skills
  • Review power-point slides and handouts for ease of use by audience

 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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This page was last modified on December 1, 2017