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The Science Writing Center is CLOSED for Summer 2018 until September (Fall 2018).

The tutors at the Science Writing Center conduct face-to-face sessions and specialize in helping students become more effective at expressing their ideas, discoveries, and understanding in scientific writing. Please come to us with:
  • lab reports
  • annotated bibliographies
  • scientific research papers
  • presentation posters
  • any other genre of scientific writing you need help with

We encourage students in the College of Engineering to visit the Engineering Writing Center


CLOSED for Summer 2018


Eccles Science Learning Center, 044B


Subject Schedule

Check back in during Fall 2018 to view the schedule to see when there are experienced tutors in each subject.

Style and Format Resources

Geological Society of America Citation Guide
Geological Society of America Journal Style Guide
Geological Society of America Manuscript Template
Journal of Wildlife Management Manuscript Guidelines
APA Style (Purdue OWL)
MLA Style (Purdue OWL)

Eccles Science Learning Center

What to expect in a tutoring session:

Our main goal is to help students apply the writing skills they’re learning in their core English classes to their work in the sciences, which will help them to become more effective at communicating within their own fields. Like the Writing Center in Ray B. West, we are not proofreaders who simply go through your writing and fix grammatical errors. Our main focus will be larger issues like content and organization. We strive to:
  • Increase the confidence of student writers
  • Cultivate the skills students need to create effective scientific documents
  • Teach students that writing skills can and should be applied beyond the boundaries of their English papers

PLEASE ADVISE: In order for the Science Writing Center to give you the best possible advice for improving your scientific documents, we need you to bring a copy of your professor or instructor’s assignment description. All students are ultimately responsible for understanding their own instructors’ expectations and the university’s academic honesty/integrity policies.