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Graduate Online Writing Studio

Welcome

Welcome to the Graduate Online Writing Studio! Our experienced and supportive writing consultants offer writing consultations to hone your writing, reading, critical thinking, researching, and publishing skills. You will also find valuable learning resources on our website. We look forward to helping you succeed.

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Writing Studio FAQs

What services does the Writing Studio provide?

  • collaborate with you to improve your work and help you grow as a scholarly writer
  • provide guidance for planning, researching, organization, headings, grammar, sentence structure, or other concerns your instructor may have mentioned
  • offer APA Manual guidance
  • respond to your writing-related concerns and provide support
  • consult with you via telephone and email as needed

What services does the Writing Studio not provide?

  • editing
  • addressing every strength and weakness in your work
  • repeating the same feedback throughout an assignment

What is my responsibility as a student?

  • Follow the submission procedures.
  • Read feedback from writing consultants and make improvements as you see fit.
  • Apply suggestions to the rest of your paper.
  • Use the service frequently to hone your skills.

What type of help should I ask for on the Writing Consultation Request form?

The help you request should be based on feedback you’ve received from your professor. For example, if your professor has pointed out that you need to improve your sentence fluency, demonstrate the ability to summarize in your own words, and show evidence of learning, you may ask us to help you in these areas. We encourage you to think critically about how we can best help you so that we can focus our feedback.

How long will it take to receive my assignment back?

Return times vary from a few hours to 48 hours. The length of time it takes to return a paper depends on the number of papers in the queue ahead of you and length of your document. We make every effort to return your work as soon as possible.

Will my professor give me a penalty-free extension if I submit my assignment to the Writing Studio before it is due?

Almost all professors provide a penalty-free extension if you use the Writing Studio. Please check with your professor for details.

How often can I use the Writing Studio?

You may use the Writing Studio once per week. Since we are not an editing service, we expect you will take the feedback we provide, apply it to other assignments, and review your professor’s feedback prior to submitting your next assignment for Writing Studio consultants to review.. Understanding that we focus on your long-term growth as a scholarly writer, you must participate in that process by reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses. We recommend revisiting the comments on your previously reviewed submissions to monitor your progress concerning those issues. Are we identifying the same opportunities for growth every time, or are you incorporating our feedback into your writing habits and producing continually stronger drafts? After one week, we hope you will return, show signs of improvement in your writing, and prepare to embrace additional ways to hone your academic writing skills.

The one submission per week policy also applies to students who are taking two classes simultaneously. That is, only one document (total) will be reviewed per week.

Who are the writing consultants?

Please visit the About Us section on this website to meet our writing consultants.

Can a professor require me to use the Writing Studio?

No.

Can a professor recommend I use the Writing Studio?

Yes.

Do I need a referral to the Writing Studio?

No.

I’m getting good grades. Should I use the Writing Studio?

Yes! Most students who use the Writing Studio are earning good grades. Since most rubrics primarily assess content, there isn’t necessarily a correlation between your grades and writing skills. Every student can benefit from feedback on their writing. It will serve you well in your academic and professional career.

Who can use the Writing Studio?

All Keiser University Graduate School students.

How do I submit an assignment for review?

To request a writing consultation, attach your assignment and a completed Writing Consultation Request form (two separate attachments) to an email and send it to the Writing Studio (writingstudio@keiseruniversity.edu). Please include your assignment directions on the form so that writing consultants can advise you as to how well you have addressed the assignment requirements.

Please note that the assignment you submit for review must be a Microsoft Word or PowerPoint document. Writing Studi/o consultants cannot make comments on documents with other formats like PDF files.

When is the Writing Studio available?

The Writing Studio is available seven days per week. Writing consultants work on a rotating basis throughout the day and evening.

Am I required to incorporate all the feedback from the Writing Studio into my paper?

No. You can apply feedback as you see fit based on your familiarity with your course, assignment, and professor. Writing Studio consultants do not have the expertise that you do in your academic area, so we defer to students to make final decisions on their content.

What if I have a question about a writing consultant’s feedback?

Writing consultants will provide a contact phone number and email address when they return your assignment, so you can contact them with questions.

Will you review my entire assignment?

It depends. If we determine that you are repeating mistakes, we may stop after a certain number of pages and encourage you to apply our feedback to the rest of your paper. Since we do not edit papers, it would not make sense for us to repeat the same feedback on headings, organization, showing evidence of learning, citations, etc. You can request that specific parts of your writing be reviewed.

Will I receive a good grade on my assignment if I use the Writing Studio?

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee you a grade. Our goal is to provide you meaningful and relevant feedback to help improve your learning experience. Most students who use the Writing Studio are quite pleased with our feedback and use our services regularly. The Writing Studio team consistently posts a 98% student satisfaction rating on anonymous surveys.

May I request a specific writing consultant?

We prefer that you receive a diverse range of feedback from different writing consultants.

Will my professor know that I used the Writing Studio?

Yes. When we return your assignment with comments, we send a copy to your professor. Using the service demonstrates you want to maximize your learning experience and you are dedicated to improving your academic writing ability.

Will you review my dissertation?

It is the primary responsibility of your committee chair and committee members to review your dissertation and offer feedback to improve it. You may submit one chapter per week to the Writing Studio. We will offer additional guidance on a portion of each chapter that you can apply throughout the rest of the document.

Who should I contact if I have a complaint, suggestion, or compliment?

Contact Writing Studio Director Dr. Kirschner at akirschner@keiseruniversity.edu. All emails are returned within 24 hours.

APA Center

Visit our APA Center for additional writing support.

Library

Click here to visit the Keiser University online library.

What Students Are Saying About the Writing Studio

“If it wasn’t for your help, I would’ve dropped out of the program.” – Maria, Student

“As a result of using your service and making changes based on your advice, I have received higher grades on each written assignment thus far in this class! Needless to say, I am thrilled.” – Alan, Student

“Thanks for your review, it was very instructive. I have to use your writing service because I know my deficiencies in the English language. I am from Colombia. I did not made [sic] my bachelor here (I studied Chemical Engineering in Colombia), for that I have to [sic] many errors in my papers. For that, I am very grateful with your review.” – Paola, Student

“Thank you for what you wrote on my paper and that is a great help, thank you very much.  I do think your feedback is a fantastic way to help me improve my writing!” – Kiara, Student

“I finally understand why I was losing points on my papers each week.  Thanks for making me a better student and scholar.” – Lawrence, Student

What Faculty is Saying About the Writing Studio?

“Such fabulous feedback! Thank you! This student has improved greatly due in large part to the guidance from all of you!”

“The Writing Studio helps me to be a better professor because you give me more time to focus on helping my students in other ways — sharing journal articles, best practices, planning to use technology, discussing the application of their research, and much more!”

“I tell all my students to go to you for help! It’s such a vital part of their educational experience!”

“You have made my life easier.  Thanks for helping me in providing writing instruction for my students.”

Contact Us

Do you have a question or suggestion? Contact us seven days per week at writingstudio@keiseruniversity.edu.

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