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What is a writing appointment like?

At the Writing Center, we want to promote your development and success as a college writer. Our team is available to assist you in-person and online with writing projects for any course and any level of instruction. We offer specialized assistance for multimodal compositions or new media projects like digital narratives, blogs, websites, slideware presentations, and even YouTube videos.

We would invite you to utilize Writing Center services at a variety of stages in your writing processes: understanding assignment directions; brainstorming ideas; creating “maps” or outlines; checking to see that your project meets the directions specified by your instructor; exploring practical routes for revision and development; and adhering to format and style guides. While tutors avoid “fixing” your writing, they do help you become conscious of, and proactive about, particular error patterns that emerge in your written work.

In-Person Tutoring

An in-person tutoring appointment is most ideal for you as a writer: the face-to-face session gives you the opportunity to hear your work read aloud, ask questions, and learn new skills. While each appointment lasts at least 30 minutes, you have the option to schedule 1-hour appointments. Otherwise, you can always walk in and ask if there is someone available who can help with your paper. 

Online Tutoring

An online tutoring session is a 1-hour, real-time consultation with a writing consultant. If you work full-time or have family commitments, the online sessions are perfect for you. Without leaving the workplace or home, you have the opportunity to meet with writing consultants in a manner that honors your responsibilities outside of school. Learn more about making and accessing online appointments.

When scheduling an online appointment, please be aware that our tutors can help you only with content. If your concerns are limited to grammar, you will need to make a face-to-face appointment. Additionally, we require that online appointments be 1-hour due to the unique challenges that the online format presents.