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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS

What should I expect to happen during my session?
During your session, you and your tutor will work to accomplish your writing goals. Writing Center tutors are available to assist students with all phases of the writing process, including generating ideas, drafting, revising, and editing.  Tutors can offer suggestions for improving content, organization, sentence structure, formatting, citations, and grammar.

How long will my session last?
The length of the session depends on whether you made an appointment or dropped in. Appointments are scheduled for 1 hour. 45-50 minutes are spent with a tutor and the rest of the time is spent completing paperwork and developing a plan for after the session. The length of a drop-in appointment depends on the time in which you came into the Writing Center.

How do I let my instructor know I went to the Writing Center?
When you arrive at the Writing Center, sign into our log-in book.  This makes a record of your attendance.  At the end of the session, your tutor will fill out a slip documenting your session. 

Where is the Writing Center located?
The Writing Center is located on the first floor of Douglas Hall, Room 115E.

What types of resources are available in the Writing Center?
Before, during, and after your tutoring session, you may make use of our computer lab.  We also have a library of source material on reading, writing, study skills, research papers, and documentation.