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Writing Center

What can we help with?

The DSU Writing Center and Writing Center Online provide reading and writing support to students across a variety of disciplines. From interpreting course texts to finalizing near-complete essays, our Learning Assistants can assist you at any stage of the process. In addition to one-on-one consultations, the Writing Center offers individualized assistance as well as group workshops in reading, study skills, scholarly formatting, research, and a variety of other topics. 

Our Learning Assistants are available to meet in person, via Zoom, or provide asynchronous feedback on a piece of writing through a D2L dropbox folder.    

If you are interested in working in the Writing Center, log into Handshake to read the job description and submit your materials.

The DSU Writing Center and Writing Center Online provide reading and writing support to students across a variety of disciplines. From interpreting course texts to finalizing near-complete essays, our Learning Assistants can assist you at any stage of the process.

In addition to one-on-one consultations, the Writing Center offers individualized assistance as well as group workshops in reading, study skills, scholarly formatting, research, and a variety of other topics.

Our Learning Assistants are available to meet in person or Zoom, or provide asynchronous feedback on writing through a D2L dropbox folder.

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To schedule a meeting with a Writing Center Assistant, you will use TrojanConnect. You can find TrojanConnect by downloading the Navigate Student App or your MyDSU Portal.

Get the App (you have to have completed your DUO authentication from ITS)
  • Go to your phone store App
  • Download Navigate Student App
  • Search for Dakota State University
  • Enter your DSU email and Password
Now that you have the APP, you can click on Schedule an appointment from your menu
  • Select “Writing Center/Tutoring”
  • Select your appointment reason
  • Select if you would like to meet face to face or in a Zoom meeting
  • Select your Writing Center Assistant
  • Select the time and date that works for you and confirm your appointment

If you use your MyDSU Portal

  • Log into your MyDSU portal
  • Click on TrojanConnect (under the quick links area)
  • Enter your DSU email and password credentials
  • Click on “Get Assistance”
  • Select “Writing Center/Tutoring”
  • Select your appointment reason
  • Select if you would like to meet face to face or in a Zoom meeting
  • Select your Writing Center Assistant
  • Select the time and date that works for you and confirm your appointment

D2L Writing Center Page: In addition to scheduling an appointment, if you plan to have an online appointment, you must upload your documents on the Writing Center D2L page. You are already a member of the D2L Writing Center page. Please read all the directions on this page to assure that you upload all of the appropriate documents!

Email writingcenter@dsu.edu if you have any questions

Distance students may access these resources through the Writing Center D2L site. Options for distance students include a Skype/Collaborate appointment or asynchronous feedback via dropbox submission.

Note: Scheduling an appointment through Starfish is required for submissions to the Writing Center Online dropbox. 

View how to use D2L to upload your documents needed to work with a learning assistant in the Writing Center. 

View how to self-register into the D2L page for the Online Writing Center.

Instructions for students:
The Writing Center will offer three types of appointments in Fall 2020.(face-to-face appointments in Beadle Hall room 112, virtual Zoom face-to-face and D2L dropbox).

Whenever possible, we encourage you to conduct your meeting in one of the two methods for a face-to-face appointment.

If you are not able to commit to a face-to-face appointment please use the D2L dropbox.

To Schedule an appointment, please use TrojanConnect.

Click on Schedule an Appointment – Select Academic Support – Select Writing Center – Select reason for your appointment – Select Location – Select your Time & Date – Confirm your appointment!

Video Tutorial showing how to schedule an appointment