Resources for K-12 Teachers

The Writing Assistance Center will close on Wednesday, December 17 at 5PM for winter break.  We will reopen in the spring semester on Tuesday, January 20 at 10AM.  We look forward to working with you then!

Welcome!  The Writing Assistance Center is located on the first floor of the E.Y.Berry Library.  To schedule an appointment, please go to 
and register with our new scheduling program!  Walk-ins are always welcome as space allows.

Spring Hours:

Monday-Thursday  10 a.m.--8 p.m.
Friday  9 a.m.--3 p.m.
Sunday  2 p.m.--8 p.m.

Consultants at the Writing Assistance Center offer collaborative feedback at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to thesis development to revision, and we work with writers from all disciplines and at all levels.

Visit our HANDOUTS page for resources on writing conventions, sentence-level skills, and documenting sources in APA, MLA, and Chicago.  

Join us on Facebook and Twitter for announcements on Writing Center events and special services!  Also, follow us on Instagram for fun pictures of our staff and events!

To make an appointment, go to and register with our online scheduling program.  If you have questions about the registration process, please call (605) 642-6922 or stop by the WAC for assistance.

Walk-ins are always welcome as space allows.  Note:  If you are seeking feedback on a partial or complete draft, please bring two copies to your session.

Students do not necessarily need an appointment to visit the center. The Writing Center is designed as an Open Writing Lab, a place and space for student writers to work on their essays, papers, and speeches with the added advantage of consultants on hand to offer feedback and answer questions.  Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, and students are welcome to work independently and seek feedback from consultants when they are available.  We have work stations and reference materials available, as well as drafting computers and access to wireless printing.

The BHSU Writing Center website provides South Dakota K-12 teachers with:

  • Teaching resources and relevant links organized according to South Dakota Content Standard Indicators for easy access and applicability.
  • Professional writing resources for teachers-as-writers, including models and aids for professional documents teacher write as well as resources for writing for publication.
  • Information technology links and resources.
  • An interactive listserv designed to facilitate communication between BHSU education and writing faculty and K-12 writing and language arts faculty.
  • Details of SD University Entrance and Degree Requirements specifically created to more smoothly transition the South Dakota high school student into a college learning environment.
  • Materials and content requested by K-12 teachers, emphasizing the univeristy's desire to repond to K-12 educators' needs and concerns.
Black Hills State University

First Floor of the
E.Y. Berry Library