Addison Writing Support

Writing Faculty and Student Tutors will provide feedback and comments to help you improve your writing. They WILL NOT simply correct or edit your writing.

Campus Writing Center
Writing and/or Liberal Arts Faculty Tutors are available in the Academic Success Center during their scheduled hours. Student Writing Tutors complete a special tutor training program before tutoring in this area. To check for tutor availability, please click on the link below.

Faculty Writing Tutors: 

Professor Dufresne
Professor Hagemann
Professor Sugarman: Help with speeches and PPT content; rehearse speeches and PPTs with feedback


Online Writing Center
If you cannot visit the Addison Campus Academic Success Center in person, you can submit a paper electronically and receive writing support.

Papers submitted Monday - Thursday by 12pm (CT) will receive a response within 48 hours of the submission time. Papers submitted Thursday 12pm (CT) or later through Sunday will receive a response by the end of business hours on the following Tuesday.

This service is available only to students enrolled at the Addison Campus of DeVry or Chamberlain or at the Downers Grove, Elgin, and Naperville locations.
See the Smarthinking description below for additional online tutoring options.

To submit a paper for electronic review, first save the paper as a Word file; then compose a new email to and attach the file.

Be sure to include the following in your email:

  • Your name and D number
  • Your course number
  • A description of the assignment or the assignment sheet your professor provided for you
  • Details about the kind of feedback you are seeking (grammar, punctuation, documentation, etc.)

A Faculty Writing Tutor will respond accordingly. Thanks for your cooperation.

ASC writing assistance is available at NO ADDITIONAL COST to DeVry students.

Email the writing center -

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service available to DeVry, Chamberlain, and Keller students. Smarthinking tutors can provide feedback on your writing for papers up to 10 pages long. The turnaround time is usually 24 hours. To seek writing support from Smarthinking, log in through the Tutor Source link in your course shell and choose the submit your writing option.

Links to online writing resources are given below.
A Brief Guide to Professional Writing

A Brief Guide to Proposal Writing

Academic Success Center Online Writing Lab

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

APA Format

APA Style 6th Edition (PDF file) 
A concise guide for using and citing sources in-text and on the References page.

APA Citation of Visual Elements 

A guide for citing charts, graphs, images and other visual elements.


A completely pre-formatted APA essay. Just replace existing content with your own!

Guide to APA Research Writing and Formatting
Instructions and models for formatting and writing APA research essays in Microsoft Word.

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