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Writing Center Resources for ESL Writers


All Writing Center resources are available to any SMU undergraduate for help on any reading or writing project.


Most first-year ESL students take a section of Discernment and Discourse (DISC) taught by an ESL specialist.  These professors are students' most important writing resource, and students should take full advantage of their instructors' office hours and opportunities for individual conferences. When students need additional help, Writing Center resources are available.

ESL writers who have completed the DISC sequence, or those who took their writing courses at other universities, and now have writing projects for other classes can also get help understanding a writing or reading assignment, revising a draft in progress, or applying teacher's comments to assignments.

The Writing Center can offer support during Writing Lab and drop-in hours, and ESL writers may also take advantage of these additional resources:


Drop In to Work with the Writing Center ESL Writing Specialist

One Writing Center faculty member specializes in helping ESL writers.  Professor Treat is available Monday 2pm - 5pm, Wednesday 2pm - 5pm, and Friday 1pm - 5pm.  You do not need an appointment.