What to Expect
You will meet with a tutor for no more than 45 minutes to have a conversation about your writing. You will be asked for a copy of the assignment sheet. For seated sessions, please bring this with you along with your draft or a laptop if you prefer to work digitally. For video or online sessions, please upload this to your appointment form. Depending on how far along you are in the writing process, either you or the tutor will read your paper aloud and then discuss strengths and weaknesses in your writing. Tutors are not editors and will focus on grammar and punctuation only if that is what the student needs, but the goal will be to encourage students to see their own grammatical errors and, instead, tutors will focus on larger content and structural issues that are more likely to impede successful communication of ideas.
We encourage you to visit the WC frequently throughout the semester at any stage of your writing process. However, you may only make one appointment per day. You may schedule a visit after your first appointment or come back for walk-in visits up to two more times after your original appointment if at least an hour has passed. This policy is designed to ensure that you work independently to revise your essay from the previous session before you return to the WC.
However, The Writer’s Center administrators reserve the right to move your appointment to another tutor as needed in accordance with our policies (don’t worry, we will not change the time of your appointment). Therefore, if you would like to work with the specific tutor that you selected for your appointment, please let us know when you make the appointment by including your request in the appointment form under “What would you like to work on today?” and we will do our best to accommodate your request.