Resources for Students


All Gustavus students need to take three WRIT (writing intensive) courses in order to graduate. Learn more about WRIT Course Requirements. At this page, scroll down to "The Writing Requirement".


Most WRIT courses will require you to engage in research. The Gustavus Library is a great resource.

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers one-on-one help to all students at Gustavus. Call x6027 during business hours (see website for details) to make an appointment. You can also download handouts to help you develop a thesis statement, use various forms of documentation to cite sources, etc.

Online Research and Documentation

It's important to learn to cite internet sources correctly, and the conventions for doing so are changing all the time!

All WRITI courses require students to use Andrea Lunsford's Everyday Writer (handbook), and many WRITD courses will also use this handbook. It offers practical guidance to writers of research papers in all disciplines.

Academic Advising

Visit the Advising Center for information about advising services. You can fill out an online request for an appointment.