Creighton University Writing Center

Resources and FAQs

Documentation Styles
Modern Language Association (MLA Style)
Chicago Style
Turabian Style
AP Style (Journalism)
APA Style
Other Styles

The College Board
"Keys to Effective Writing"
"Tips for Improving Writing"

The OWL at Purdue University
The Online Writing Lab Home Page
Tips for Creating a Thesis Statement
Tips for Developing an Outline
How to Use Adjectives and Adverbs
How to Use Articles (a/an/the)




Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does the Writing Center cost?

The Writing Center is free for all members of the Creighton community.

Q: How far in advance do I need to schedule a day and time?

You should try to schedule a session as early as possible. The book tends to fill up very quickly.

Q: Can I just drop in with a paper?

We always welcome walk-in sessions; however, the book does tend to fill up quickly. As such, if there are no available sessions when you drop in, then we would not be available to collaborate with you.

Q: Can I drop a paper off for someone to look at?

Unfortunately, no. (Please see our Mission.)

Q: What if I can't make my session?

If you cannot make your session, please stop back and “white out” your name.

Q: There are no available sessions for the time I need. What do I do?

We have a Waiting List available for every day there are sessions scheduled. You can sign up with your name and a local phone number, and we will call you if there are any cancellations.

Q: Who can I contact about other questions I have?

You can email the director, Rob Dornsife, at

(Rob’s faculty home page is here.)


| 2008 Barbara Ball