Need help with a paper or presentation?

CAP is here to help!  Our services are available for ALL UNTHSC students, whether you attend classes on campus or online!

 

 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.
  • One personal statement per student will be reviewed. This includes optional essays.
  • CAP writing tutors will review a paper one time. Please do not resubmit.
  • 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 at the following times:
    • Monday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
    • Tuesday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Please visit GradesFirst or call 817-735-2531  to make an appointment with the CAP Graduate Writing Assistant.
  • If the Graduate Writing Assistant does not have appointments booked, students are welcome to stop by for quick questions. Please call 817-735-5034 or email ben.taylor@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 ben.taylor@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 Graduate 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 Ben Taylor at ben.taylor@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 March 27, 2017