Writing Center

Dr. Elmer G. Redford '59 Lab

The Dr. Elmer G. Redford ’59 Lab has been established in the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center on the campus of UW−Whitewater. “Thanks to a generous contribution from a UW−Whitewater alumnus, we are pleased to name this lab in honor of noted alumnus, instructor and staff member, Dr. Elmer Redford,” noted Greg Rutzen, President, UW-Whitewater Foundation, Inc. and Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.

The room will recognize the foundational work of Dr. Elmer Redford, UW-Whitewater Emeritus Physics Faculty Member and Developmental Studies and Learning Skills Center Director. Dr. Redford faithfully served for twenty-seven years as a member of the Department of Physics and is highly regarded for mentoring numerous students. He was instrumental in leading the development and growth of the Tutorial Services precursor, then known as the Developmental Studies / Learning Skills Center. His vision laid the foundation for a tutoring program focused on student needs and leveraging the talents of peer mentors, faculty and counselors. Dr. Redford also was a long-term stakeholder and supporter of the R. W. Prucha Scholarship Fund. Additionally, he participated in the shared governance of the University as a member of the faculty senate.

Fred M. & Barbara J. Arndt '70

Writing Center

Established by Fred and Barbara in 2020.

Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center: Writing Center 

Campus Tutorial Service’s Writing Center, made up of The Dr. Elmer G. Redford Computer Lab and The Fred M. & Barbara J. Arndt Writing Center in the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center (rooms 3011 & 3012), provides a quiet place for students to work on writing projects and, if requested, to meet with our writing tutors; PCs and printers are available.

CTS is also offering ELL/ESL tutoring services. To see how to set up an appointment with an ELL/ESL tutoring click here.

The Writing Center is available during the Chrisman Success Center’s hours of operation, found here.  If you are interested in learning more about the space, please contact us at 262-472-1230 or tutorctr@uwww.edu.  You can also stop at Campus Tutorial Services’ front desk, located on the second floor of the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center.  Please click here to learn more about our writing tutors and to schedule appointments.

Vision Statement:  Campus Tutorial Services is a complimentary service designed to facilitate the learning experience for students while at the same time enhance the content knowledge/pedagogy of the tutors.  "Complimentary" means the client utilizes our services in addition to working closely with faculty.  "Facilitate" means tutors facilitate the client's active learning of content, as opposed to passive direct instruction.

Online Writing Resources

Writer Resources

General ESL/ELL Resources

  • Activities for ESL Students (published by The Internet TESL Journal) diverse collection of online acticites for all levels of ESL students.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe (created by Dave Sperling, The English Language Institute at San Diego State University) more than 100 cateogries of the English language.
  • English as a Second Language (created by Rong-Chang Li) free learning site links for ESL students and teachers.
  • TOEFL Go Anywhere (Educational Testing Service) TOEFL preparation services.

Style Guides


  • APA Style Tutorial – Tutorials and Webinars, Handouts and Guides, and Sample Papers (from the APA)
  • APA Formatting – APA Format Setup in Word 2010 (audio/video), approx. 5 minutes (from the Daytona State College Writing Center)
  • MLA Formatting – MLA Format Setup in Word 2010 (audio/video), approx. 5 minutes (from the Daytona State College Writing Center)
  • MLA Style Overview – MLA 8th edition guide from the Purdue OWL (PowerPoint presentation)


UW-Whitewater Plagiarism/Academic Misconduct 

Additional Resources

UW-Whitewater Anderson Library 

Writing Scientific Reports – (from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Grammar and Writing Websites


Graduate Student Writers

Recommended Reading