The Writing Lab at the Air University (AU) Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) fosters opportunities for collaboration in academic writing and instruction across AU and includes the broad functions of faculty support and student writing. In support of AU faculty, the Writing Lab collaborates with the schools and programs to provide workshops, seminars, lectures, and presentations supporting academic writing and instruction. In addition, the Writing Lab fosters “Writing Communities” to create networks in which faculty come together to support one another in writing efforts. In support of AU student writing, the Writing Lab maintains online writing resources and provides space for faculty consultation. The Writing Lab is in the Teaching & Learning Center, located on the second floor of the AU Library.
To schedule an appointment, click the image on the left or visit our Tutoring Request page.
Access the writing resources by clicking Online Writing Resources or by navigating the Student Writing menu to the right.
The Writing Lab is located in the Teaching & Learning Center on the Second Floor, East Wing of the Air University MSFRIC Building (Building 1405).
What kind of service does the Writing Lab offer?
The Writing Lab offers 45-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions to all Air University (AU) students. Students are limited to one session per day, no more than two sessions per week, and no more than three sessions for any written assignment. Additionally, the Writing Lab provides academic lessons, workshops, and small group tutoring services.
How do I schedule a tutoring session?
Walk-ins are welcome, but are seen on a first come, first served basis. You are highly encouraged to schedule your tutoring session using the Tutoring Request link. You must have a military or AU email address to schedule an appointment with a tutor. For assistance, please call (334) 953-5233.
How do I prepare for a tutoring session?
Bring your writing assignment instructions and rubric, relevant notes and readings, and a hardcopy of your assignment if in progress.
We will NOT edit or proofread your assignment. However, in reviewing the assignment, the tutor will help you learn how to identify patterns of error and strategies for fixing them. You will not leave with a perfect paper. Rather, the goal of the tutoring session is to help you become a more effective and confident writer over the long term.
How can the online writing resources assist me?
The online writing resources provide convenient access to online and print materials, including reference materials, that support academic writing and research. You can schedule your tutoring session using the Tutoring Request link.
Where can students get additional writing support?
The Writing Lab manages a collection of public online writing resources through the Air Force Public Information Management System (AFPIMS). These materials serve Airmen worldwide and the general public. Students can also schedule tutoring appointments with Writing Lab tutors who can assist them using the Tutoring Request link.
As Air University faculty, how can the Writing Lab support my writing instruction?
What should I expect from students I teach who visit the Writing Lab?
600 Chennault Circle
Building 1405, 2nd Floor,
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112