Student Resources and Services

Students find their way to the Writing Center for many different reasons. Are you just getting started on an assignment or are you ready to tackle the mysteries of the semi-colon? Are you trying to prepare for a writing assessment exam or begin a research project using the library's assignment calculator? Our University Writing Center can assist you with some of the specific writing tasks that you may encounter here at ASU. Find out more about how we can help below:

(Re)Taking the PRAXIS exam?

Consultants at the center can help you prepare for taking the written essay and/or the multiple-choice writing sections of the PRAXIS. For best results, we highly recommend that you schedule a series of one-hour, one-on-one sessions over the course of 1-3 months (in advance of your scheduled exam). When you first come into the Writing Center, your consultant will talk with you about creating the most appropriate plan for your goals.

  • Use our practice books to assess what aspects of your writing are weakest and work closely with a consultant to focus on improving those skills.
  • Complete take home practice tests and review responses with consultants in one-on-one sessions tailored to your needs.
  • Write 1/2 hour practice essays using prompts we provide and then work with a consultant to review the essay, identify areas for improvement, and learn about adapting your writing process to a timed exam.

Need assistance with a course assignment, personal writing, or other standard writing project?

We encourage you to visit the Writing Center early in your planning process and then schedule appointments to work through each stage of your project as needed. We offer one-on-one collaborative assistance so that you can get personal input and guidance as you proceed.