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Student Writing Support

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All parts of SWS are closed for the summer and will reopen for Fall semester on September 2. Our Quick help materials are available 24/7—find them under "Quick help" in the left navigation. Students will be able to make appointments in mySWS for Nicholson and SWS.online consultations beginning noon, Wednesday, August 27.

Student Writing Support provides free writing instruction for all University of Minnesota students—graduate and undergraduate—at all stages of the writing process. In face-to-face and online collaborative consultations, we help students develop productive writing habits and revision strategies.

A writing consultation is a conversation between a writer and a consultant. During that conversation, the participants will set an agenda for the session, talk about the work in progress, and work together to meet the writer's goals.

In addition to writing consultations, we offer a variety of videos, printable handouts, and web pages in our Quick help section, including resources Especially for multilingual writers, Especially for graduate writers, for help with Documenting sources, and many more.

mySWS is an online interface through which you can manage many aspects of your SWS writing consultations. Through it, you can
  • make, reschedule, and cancel appointments for consultations
  • revise SWS.online submissions, see SWS.online consultant comments, enter SWS.online chats
  • find a list of your upcoming and past SWS consultations
  • update your student profile
  • record your own reflections on your consultations

For more information, visit our Track your visits page.