About the Writing Center
The Writing Center of Bellevue University invites all students , faculty, and staff to stop by whenever they are in the Library on the main campus. Whether a writer is still looking for ideas to write about or is nearly done with an assignment, the trained consultants in the Writing Center will offer their professional feedback and encouragement. The consultants do not proofread but rather focus on the writer as well as on the writing assignment, helping the writer refine those skills that will lead to success with future writing tasks.
Hours and Location
The Writing Center is located in Room 439 of the Learning Commons, which can be found in the northeast corner of the Freeman/Lozier Library on Bellevue University's main campus. Our services are available Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on most Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Changes in this schedule may occur because of emergencies or conflicts with other Writing Center sponsored events. Walk-in consulting is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to confirm the hours of operation and availability of consultants on any given day by clicking on the Schedule an Appointment link below. Submissions by email are always welcome at the email address listed in the Contact US section below.
Please sign up for an appointment ahead of time to claim your place in the queue. Feedback will be returned before 11:59 pm CT on the same day as your appointment.
Scheduling an Appointment:
- Go to http://rich37.com/bellevue. If you do not have a WC Online account, you will need to register for one with your Bellevue University email address.
- Choose “Online Writing Center” from the drop-down menu and then login with your email address and password.
- In the schedule, click on a white (open) space. A box will pop up on your screen.
- Type your instructor’s name in the “Instructor” box.
- Next, choose your course from the menu. If your course is not listed, select “Other” and type the full course name and number in the “What do you want to work on during your visit?” box.
- Click on “Save Reservation.” You should then receive a confirmation email.
- Before the start of your appointment time, email your paper to email@example.com from your Bellevue University email address. We accept MS Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments.
- In your email, please include the complete assignment guidelines/directions, including the assigned topic or question, either in the email or as a Word, RTF, or PDF attachment. If you would like the consultant to focus on a specific area or concern, you may include that information as well.
All times are in the Central Time Zone. If your paper is not received on time, your appointment may be cancelled.
Important: Scheduling an online appointment at a specific time on a specific day does not mean that the consultant will be reviewing your paper at precisely that specific time on that day. Your appointment guarantees that the consultant will review your submitted work on the day on which you’ve made your appointment. If your work is available before the time of the scheduled appointment, the consultant may be able to return it to you before your scheduled time. But the consultant may need until the end of the day on which you scheduled your appointment to complete the review of your work.
Helpful Tip: Plan ahead as much as possible. At busy times during the semester, appointments can fill up fast. In addition, issues with email addresses (such as email not received or using external emails), missing information (such as incomplete assignment guidelines), or unavoidable technological problems (such as a corrupted or missing attachment) may delay your consultation appointment.
Unsolicited Emails: Submissions sent without an appointment will be reviewed only if time allows. Please make an appointment to ensure that you receive feedback in a timely manner.
The Writing Center offers one–on–one consultations, face–to–face or by email, on any type of writing project. The consultants can help students with deciding on topics, generating and focusing ideas, organization, grammar and mechanics, documentation and format, and many other writing–related issues. The center also offers workshops on a variety of writing topics to students, faculty, and staff.Schedule an appointment
Phone: (402) 557-5449
Scope of Service
Writers who visit the Writing Center remain solely responsible for the content, grammar, punctuation, style and organization of their written work. Consultants never rewrite, correct, or grade the documents submitted to them. They suggest changes that they feel are most likely to improve a written work, but writers are free to accept or reject the suggestions of consultants. The fact that a written document has been reviewed by a consultant, therefore, does not guarantee that it is free from errors or from plagiarism, or that it deserves any one grade in particular.
How Did We Do?
Please fill out this survey about your last consultation at the Writing Center, whether you came to the Center in person or submitted your work by email.
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Please reach out to one of our Admission Counselors and they can answer any questions you have at 1-800-756-7920 (option 1). The Admissions office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CST) and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST).
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