Writing Lab

Writing Lab

Ms. Leta Sundet
Adjunct Instructor of English and Writing Lab Director
Writing Lab: Braniff 304
Telephone: (972) 721-5243
email:  lsundet@udallas.edu

The Writing Lab is located in Braniff 304 and offers individual 30-minute tutoring sessions for UD students working on essays, regardless of the subject or the student's writing abilities.  After each session, the tutor sends a Writing Lab Report to the professor who assigned the essay, summarizing the session and suggestions. 

The Writing Lab is open Sunday through Friday with appointments available as early as 10:00am and as late as 10:30pm. A tutoring session may be reserved by signing up for an appointment outside the Lab in Braniff 304. Walk-ins are also welcome as time allows.

The Writing Lab is open during the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Writing Lab Rules:

1.  A sign-up sheet outside the Writing Lab is used to sign up for an appointment.  That sheet will be posted mid-day Thursday for the following week.

2.  Undergraduates are limited to one 30 minute slot per day per assignment.

3.  Students should bring a paper copy of the professor's prompt.

4.  Students must bring a paper copy of the student's draft or outline--not just a lap top--to be discussed. 

5.  Tutors are not allowed to edit, review, or critique take-home, out-of-class exams without the written consent of the exam-giving instructor.

6.  Tutors will comment on grammar, syntax, organization, and/or argumentation of the draft presented.  Their task is to show where the paper needs to improve, not to re-write the paper.  For that reason, tutors will point out consistent errors in grammar and syntax, but not correct them all.  Similarly, tutors will point out problems with evidence use or information flow, but they will not generate the paper's argument, evidence, or information. 

 Writing Lab Resources

Marking Guide with links to explanations of Common Errors and exercises to help you correct those errors.

News

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

+ Read More

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

+ Read More

Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

+ Read More