To meet your tutoring needs during the transition to work remotely, there are two options that consist of asynchronous (email correspondence with written feedback on draft) and synchronous (live online tutoring) delivery of writing assistance.
For asynchronous writing assistance, follow these steps:
1) Select "Email Correspondence" in the Intake Form and upload your paper.
2. The Writing Specialist will respond within 48 hours once the paper is received and provide feedback addressing areas of concern and your questions.
3) Best option for longer pieces of writing that are not time-sensitive.
To schedule a live tutorial, follow these steps. The Writing Specialist will respond within 48 hours once the paper is received and provide feedback addressing areas of concern and your questions.
1) Schedule an appointment through Bookings
2) You will receive an email shortly after to confirm the appointment with instructions on what equipment you’ll need as well as how to prepare for the meeting.
3) The Writing Specialist will call you at your appointment time and work with you over Microsoft Teams using Microsoft OneDrive to provide feedback. You will need a computer connected to the internet and best to have headphones or earbuds with a mic.
See "Types of Appointments" for more details.
Welcome to the Student Support Services Writing Program! Our goal is to help you develop as a writer and student through one-one-one assistance. We offer services with a focus on feedback rather than correction.
Writers of all levels are encouraged to use our free writing services. You may bring any type of writing assignment, academic or non-academic (e.g. resume, cover letter, scholarship essay), to our office to work on with the Writing Specialist or tutor.
Writing is a process. Make an appointment at any stage of the process to work on the areas below:
- Invention (understanding assignment guidelines, pre-writing strategies, generating ideas, outlining, understanding purpose and audience)
- Drafting/Revision (thesis/focus; paragraphs for introduction, body, and/or conclusion; idea development; building arguments; effective summary/analysis; strategies for drafting/revising)
- Organization and Coherence (supporting a thesis, patterns of organization, connecting ideas, cohesion, unity, transitions)
- Revising for Style (eliminate wordiness and sentence redundancy; help tighten sentence structure and clarify ideas; editing strategies; word choice; active/passive voice; sentence variety; tone)