In Academic Services, our mission is to provide support and resources to equip students to grow intellectually, socially, spiritually, and emotionally in order to be successful during their studies at Trevecca and beyond.
College is about discovering God’s calling for students' lives and learning how to achieve the goals that will help fulfill that calling. The Office of Academic Services is here to provide students with the tools needed to attain those goals. Services include workshop training on study skills, APA and MLA formatting, ACT preparation, plagiarism, and Praxis Core preparation.
One of our primary services is to provide academic support in the form of tutoring and academic coaching. These are provided in five different forms, each of which are described in greater detail below.
- Departmental Help Sessions
- Subject Area Content Help: One-on-One Tutors
- Writing Help in the Writing Center
- Academic Coaching
- Non-Traditional/Graduate Student Writing Services
At the bottom of this page, you can also find links to a variety of writing resources.
Several departments (especially math and science) use our tutors to staff regularly-scheduled help sessions that are open to all students taking designated classes. If help sessions are available for the course you are taking, you need to take advantage of attending them before you request a one-on-one content area tutor (see below). Check your course syllabus and/or ask your instructor to see if help sessions are available for your class(es).
We have trained undergraduate tutors available to help you understand and learn content in most subject areas. Our focus is on general education courses, but requests for upper-level courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Faculty: If you want to recommend tutoring for one of your students, use the button below to complete and submit a Tutoring Referral Request Form.
Bud Robinson Building, 2nd floor
Our Writing Center is designed to provide help to TNU undergraduates with any aspect of their writing, from specific assignments to general writing skills. The Writing Center is staffed by trained undergraduate tutors who provide individual conferences to students working on any writing assignment.
Services are available at the following times.
- Monday through Friday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Saturday: By appointment only (see option 2 below)
- Sunday: 2-5 p.m.
There are multiple options available to you.
1. Come in-person to the Writing Center on the 2nd floor of the Bud Robinson Building.
- You can make an appointment by completing the booking application (see “Make an Appointment through Our Booking App” button below). That reserves your time with a writing tutor. In addition, you will get a confirmation email that has the contact information of the tutor that you will be working with. For best results, send your paper to that tutor as an electronic attachment in advance of your appointment.
- You can also walk in anytime during our hours of operation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 2-5 p.m. on Sundays.
2. Meet with a Writing Center tutor remotely.
- For this, you will need to complete the booking application referenced above and choose the “Meet Online” option. As described above, you will get a confirmation email that has the contact information of the tutor that you will be working with, and you are encouraged to send your paper to that tutor as an electronic attachment in advance of your appointment.
3. Have your paper reviewed without meeting with a tutor.
- Email your paper to email@example.com, and it will be forwarded to a tutor who will review your paper, make comments, and return it to you electronically within three days (and very frequently within 24 hours, but we don’t guarantee that!).
Academic coaching is not specific to any particular subject or content area. Our academic coaches work with you to examine your educational goals, learning styles, habits of working, and current difficulties or barriers to success and help you work on strategies that will make you a more effective student. Those strategies include time management, motivation, scheduling, note-taking, reading strategies, stress management, test preparation and test-taking skills. The aim is to heighten awareness of what it takes to achieve academic success and anchor this with new strategies, a supportive relationship, and personal accountability.
If you are a graduate student wanting a paper reviewed, please send it as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the course name and number along with any other information that would be helpful (e.g., writing prompt, grading rubric). Your paper will be forwarded to a faculty member who is part of the team which reviews graduate-level papers; it will be returned to you with comments as soon as possible. The length of time varies depending on the size of the document and the volume of review requests we have received. While it typically takes just a few days, please plan for a 2-week turnaround to be safe.
- TNU Writing Center
ACT Prep (for nursing students): Part 1, Part 2
Using the Purdue OWL
- Purdue OWL
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material as a free service to users worldwide. Links on the Purdue OWL include General Writing, Research and Citation, Avoiding Plagiarism, Teacher and Tutor Resources, Graduate Writing, Subject-Specific Writing, Job Search Writing, and English as a Second Language. There is also a link to a Spanish version of the OWL.
- Effective Writing Practices Tutorial (Northern Illinois University)
This tutorial is intended for self-paced learning by students in all disciplines and is not meant to be a comprehensive resource on writing practices. Students can view the sections (Grammar, Punctuation, Organization, and Style) in any order but it is recommended that they take the brief self-test for each section first, identify the topics they need to refresh, and review the content in that section. After reviewing each section fully, students can take the comprehensive quiz for that section. The tutorial site does not collect any data on users and their quiz scores.
- The Writing Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
This website is the “Tips & Tools” section of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center. It provides an exhaustive list of tutorial links on writing organized into four sections: Writing the Paper; Citation, Style, and Sentence Level Concerns; Specific Writing Assignments or Contexts; and Writing for Specific Fields.
- The Writing Center (Motlow State Community College)
This page is the “Resources” section of the Motlow State Community College Writing Center. The links in the section provide a thorough coverage of the writing process divided into the following categories: The Writing Process; Organization & Flow; Integrating & Citing Sources; Writing In (& Beyond) the Disciplines; Emailing Your Professor and Submitting Writing Assignments; Grammar & Mechanics; Critical Thinking; and Additional Resources (including Reverse Outlining, Finding Resources for my Research Paper, Growing Your First Post-College Resume, MLA Forest, APA Forest, and Purdue OWL).
We look forward to helping you any way we can!
The Office of Academic Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Center for Student Development in the Bud Robinson Building. If you have questions about any of the services described above, please contact Dr. Mark Bowles, Director of Academic Services, at email@example.com or (615) 248-1376.