Help for Online Students

Option 1: Virtual session via Skype

For this option, either use the chat feature above or email us at and request an appointment.

To download Skype for free click here: Skype Download 

Our open hours are 9:00am-5:30pm MST Monday-Friday (except Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:00). 

Option 2: Written feedback via email

Email your paper as a Word attachment to  Within two business days you should receive a reply from a BYU-Idaho Online Writing Center tutor. Papers submitted on Friday run the risk of not being returned until Monday. Your paper will be attached with comments and suggestions. In your email, give us a brief description of the assignment and identify specific areas of concern. (i.e. I'm not sure if the introduction works. Do you think the second paragraph on page two fits with the overall argument?)  The more specific you are, the better we can provide helpful advice.

Option 3: Instructional videos

Click here to view instructional videos on the most common writing challenges.

Important Note:
The tutor is not a "fix-it" person who will go through your paper and fix editing errors; instead tutors offer suggestions and explanations of key writing concepts. Always defer to the advice of your instructor and remember that the paper is yours; you must take responsibility for the suggested revisions you choose to incorporate in your final draft.