What does Writing Support Desk do?

The Writing Support Desk(WSD) offers guidance to all undergraduate and graduate students in their academic writing process, such as term papers, senior theses and master's theses.In the process of answering questions from the tutor, students recognize problematic points in their papers. Therefore, by explaining the paper to someone, students are encouraged to “identify” and “resolve” these issues on their own. Students are welcome to talk about their papers at any stage of the writing process. Even if the students haven’t written any single word in their paper, the WSD tutors will serve as a venue for dialogue and discussions on matters related to the writing process. This may include brainstorming process to help students understand and identify a potential topic to work on.

Tutor Applications

Application Form

If you are a graduate school students and wish to participate as a WSD tutor, please fill out and send the following form. (Application period: until September 30, 2018)


Please refer to the following document for duties, qualifications for tutors etc.


  • Do they correct my papers?
  • I haven't written a word yet...
  • How can I compose my thesis?
  • Where can I find academic sources for my papers?


Please click the button to reserve a tutorial sessions.


  • Please first fill out the personal information for system registration.
  • Reservation must be made by 18:00 before the day (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) of reserved session.
  • Only up to 2 reservations can be made at one time.
  • Please contact the Reference Service Center to cancel your reservations. wsd(insert at-mark here)icu.ac.jp



Tutorial time period is set in accordance with ICU class period. Please refer to this page.


Writing Support Desk moved to the first floor

The Writing Support Desk moved to the first floor of the Othmer Library, as a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning office moved from integrated learing center in this April. The tutorial booths are in the center of the floor along the south side windows. The WSD Office is in the east side room where the Reference Service Center was. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about WSD.

ICU Writing Support Desk
TEL: 0422-33-3516 Email: wsd(insert an at mark here)icu.ac.jp

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