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Writing Center

Take your writing to the next level with help from a tutor in the BYU-Idaho Writing Center.

Schedule a Writing Center Tutor

Writing Center tutors offer suggestions on ways to improve your writing. Get help with writing assignments, resumes, cover letters, letters of introduction, and creative works for current academic coursework.
On-campus Students
Schedule an appointment with a Writing Center tutor through I-Plan.

Schedule an On-campus Tutor
Online/Pathway Students
Schedule a Zoom appointment with an online tutor in I-Plan.

Schedule an Online Tutor
Get Email Assistance
Get tutoring and feedback through email (for on-campus and online students).

Submit Your Assignment via Email
Questions About the Writing Center
Find out more about tutoring in the Writing Center and available services.

Writing Center Questions

Schedule Tutoring Appointments Through I-Plan

The Writing Center does not accept walk-in appointments. Please schedule an appointment through I-Plan.

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Discover Your Writing Strengths

Explore your writing strengths by taking the ENG106 Placement Exam or completing an assessment.
Test Your Grammar Proficiency
Complete a self-assessment to find out what your strengths are as a writer and where you can improve.

Take a Writing Assessment
English Placement Exam
Take this assessment to determine the appropriate English class for you to take. This assessment will determine whether you can register for English 106 (Basic Writing) or English 150 (Writing and Reasoning Foundations).

Take the English Placement Exam
Video Tutorials and Handouts
Enjoy these mini-lessons about various elements of writing and how to improve your own writing. Download handouts and worksheets to supplement your studies.
Essay Development
Types of Writing
Essay Development
Types of Writing
Essay Development
Types of Writing

Essay Development

Addressing Opposing Points of View
Description and Detail
Giving and Receiving Peer Feedback
How Reading Improves Writing
Improving Style
Integrating Quotations
Introductions and Conclusions
Video: “Paragraphs”
PDF Handout: “Paragraphs"
Worksheet: “Paragraphs”
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Quoting
Prewriting and Battling Writer’s Block
Purpose and Genre
Quotations and Plagiarism
Video: "Revision"
PDF Handout: “Revision”
Transitions and Coherence
Understand Your Audience
Voice and Tone

Types of Writing

Argumentative Essays
Elements of a Personal Essay
Letter of Recommendation
Narrative Writing
Research Paper
Rhetorical Analysis
Synthesis Paper
Thesis Development


Awkward Sentences
Commas Rules (Part 1)
Commas Rules (Part 2)
Commonly Misspelled Words
Confusing Words
Hyphens and Dashes
Parallel Structure
Passive Voice
PDF Handout: “Passive Voice”
Pronoun Problems
Punctuation Marks
Run-on Sentences
Worksheet: "Semicolons"
Sentence Fragments
Shifts in Time
Verb Power
Video: “Verb Power”
PDF Handout: “Verb Power”
Worksheet: “Verb Power"
Wordy Sentences


AP Styles
PDF Handout: “Styles in AP”
Chicago and Turabian
Citing Religious Sources
MLA Style Guide

Become a Tutor for the Writing Center

Be a part of another student’s success by becoming a writing tutor. Hiring occurs three times a year at the end of each semester. Only on-campus students can be hired at this time.
Writing Tutor Requirements
  • Receive an “A-minus” or better in ENG 150 and ENG 301.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Commit to work at least 10 hours each week.
  • Score 90% or better on the grammar proficiency exam (a link is included in the application).

Apply to Be A Writing Tutor
Writing Center