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Writing Center Resources
for International Students

The Writing Center understands that there can be additional challenges for international students who are learning in a different educational system than one is accustomed to and also possibly writing in a secondary language. We offer free editing, free tutoring, and resources specifically for you to assist you during your time at Denver Seminary. Below is a brief overview.

Editing Services

Free editing: Up to ten hours of editing are free for eligible international students (F-1 students, global international students, students whose first language is not English) each fall and spring semester. An additional five hours are available during summer session.


Our editors can help you in a number of ways. Here are a few of the things we can review:

  • English (spelling, grammar, and punctuation)

  • Content and structure of papers (e.g., is the order logical? Are headings needed?)

  • Formatting (e.g., how papers are formatted, including footnotes and bibliographies in Turabian or parenthetical citations and references in APA Style)


How to request editing for a paper: Requests for edits are accepted over email at Please note that we need advance notice (a minimum 48 hours, or two full days) to edit your paper and ask that you provide information about the paper (see our Editing page).


Please visit our Editing page for a complete explanation of our editing service.

Tutoring Services

(Fall & Spring Only)


Five hours of free one-on-one tutoring is available to you during fall and spring semesters to assist you in the following areas: writing in English, improving writing skills, brainstorming topics, organizing ideas, accessing research, and learning how to format papers in Turabian and APA styles. 


How to receive tutoring:


  • Reserve a session. Sign up by clicking on the "Sign Up Now!" button during fall and spring semesters. You may sign up for a tutoring session that is conducted in person or over Zoom. If you live outside of Colorado or live abroad, be mindful that the times are listed in Mountain Standard Time.


  • Drop by. If you live on campus or nearby, you are welcome to visit with our tutor during regular tutoring hours if he is not meeting with another student. 


Please visit our Tutoring page for complete information on our tutoring service.

Writing Resources

We have dozens of writing resources available to assist you in meeting the requirements of your papers and projects. We encourage you to consult them as you start your assignments. 


Our resources include:


  • Writing with gender-inclusive language

  • How to avoid plagiarism

  • Resources for writing in APA Style

  • Resources for writing in Turabian

  • And many more


Please visit our Resources page to view and download our resources for writing.

Books on Reserve in the Library

  • APA Manual: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (2020)

  • Turabian Manual: Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th ed. (2018)

  • DSM-5-TR:: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, text revision  (2022) 

  • Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students, 5th ed. (2011)

​E-Books Available for Download

  • The APA manual, Turabian manual, and DSM-5-TR are all available online through the library. See links above.


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