Student Resources


Smarthinking is a free online tutoring service that is available to all Cardinal Stritch University students. Smarthinking employs tutors from across the country who provide assistance with English and Writing, Mathematics, and many other disciplines. Stritch students can connect and interact with a live tutor, submit their writing, or submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor. Students can access Smarthinking's service in Canvas, by clicking on the "Smarthinking" tab. In some subjects, tutoring is available up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For tutorial videos, view Smarthinking's Youtube Channel, which provides helpful how-to videos.

Online Writing Lab

The OWL is one of many tutorial services offered to all Cardinal Stritch University students through Academic Support. Students can use The OWL to submit drafts of college writing assignments for any subject electronically. OWL tutors, who are professional staff members in Academic Support, then review the writing submissions and provide prompt, holistic feedback.

Students should visit The Online Writing Lab Home Page for detailed information about the service and to submit a paper. For further information and explanations about OWL guidelines, rules, and limitations, please visit the OWL FAQ page.

Citation Help

Information and examples of APA, MLA, or Chicago Style citations, references and formatting can be found in Library Resources.

Research Help

Search library databases, find articles, books, journals, or get help from a Reference Librarian.