Debby Ellis Writing Center


We are here to help Southwestern students improve their writing.  Specially trained student consultants work one-on-one with writers of all levels, on all texts, and at all stages in the writing process.  With attention to both the process and the product of writing - both the writer and the text - consultants can help with anything from brainstorming to final editing.
We can help you with:
  • Getting started or formulating a thesis
  • Organization
  • Revising
  • Grammar
  • Documentation
  • Style
We deal primarily with academic essays, but we’ll look at anything from application essays or personal statements for grad school to creative writing. All members of our staff have taken a course on being a writing consultant and have access to additional resources if needed.