I. WRITING TUTORING
Call to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a writing tutor on-campus or online.
Your tutors are trained to cultivate purpose-driven writers, communicators, and influencers (see People). They are here to help you develop the necessary process and strategies to become a more rhetorical writer who communicates clearly and persuasively (see Mission). They will NOT “fix” your grammar or paper because they are not your editors. But they will provide useful resources and help you to recognize areas of improvement.
Ideally, you should make an appointment when you first receive your assignment. If you wait until the last minute, they’ll still help you, but there won’t be much time to make much of a difference.
What you need to schedule an appointment:
- Name, student ID number, and contact info
- Course number and instructorʼs name
- Brief description of assignment
- Preferences: tutor, date, time
On-campus hours: M-Th 9:00am - 9:00 pm, F 9:00am - 6:00pm Online hours: Call for tutor availability
What to prepare for your appointment:
- Assignment prompt and rubric (request from instructor)
- Draft of introduction and/or outline
- Readiness to be teachable
- Arrive on time at designated location (online or on-campus)
II. GRAMMARLY REPORT
Although tutors will not proofread your paper, the University Writing Center has access to Grammarly Premium, which is an AI-powered writing assistant that highlights mistakes and suggests corrections.
If you have an appointment with our tutors, ask them to download a full Grammarly report for you. If you don't have an appointment, come to Lancer Arms #54 and check-in with our front desk to download your report now.
III. EMAIL FEEDBACK
If you don't have time to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a tutor on-campus or online, you can still call to request a tutor to review your essay via email. After your appointment has been confirmed, a tutor will email you to request your essay. Within 24-hours after receiving your essay, the tutor will provide limited feedback, along with a full Grammarly report.
IV. GRADUATE STUDENTS
For master's and doctoral students who need graduate-level writing support, the Director of the University Writing Center offers two workshops at the beginning and middle stages of your program. Visit our Resources page for links to recorded workshop videos.