The English Writing Tutors support writers by helping them understand the goals of academic writing across the disciplines. You should make an appointment with an English writing tutor if you want assistance with the following:

  • Understanding and interpreting the  requirements of an assignment;
  • Brainstorming, developing, or clarifying ideas;
  • Shaping effective thesis statements; 
  • Engaging in critical analysis; 
  • Creating organizational plans and focusing an argument;
  • Making strong claims, providing supporting evidence, and addressing the “So what?”;
  • Recognizing and correcting grammatical and mechanical errors.

 

Appointments

Although you are welcome to drop by the Writing Center any time during business hours to meet with a tutor, we strongly recommend that you make an appointment in advance.

 

Hours of Operation

Sunday          12:00pm-10:30pm
Monday         10:30am-10:30pm
Tuesday         10:30am-10:30pm
Wednesday   10:30am-10:30pm
Thursday        10:30am-10:30pm
Friday             10:30am-4:30pm   
Saturday        CLOSED

 

Guidelines

Because of the high demand for appointments, these guidelines aim to ensure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to make use of the Writing Center's services:

  • Appointments are up to 45 minutes long.
  • You can have as many as one walk-in appointment per day.
  • You can schedule in advance only two appointments.
  • You can have up to three appointments on any one paper.
  • If your paper is ten-fourteen pages long, you must e-mail it to your tutor 24 hours in advance of your appointment. If your paper is longer than fourteen pages, you must e-mail it to your tutor 48 hours in advance of your appointment.

 

Successful Appointment

Ways to make your appointment successful:

  • Schedule appointments as far before the due date of the paper as possible.
  • Bring your assignment sheet with you.
  • Tell the tutor what concerns you have and what you would like to work on.
  • Be an active participant in the session.
  • Be open to making significant revisions if necessary.