Using the Writing Center's Services

 Daily sign-in schedules are posted in the Writing Center, EN A-012, where you may choose a time that is convenient for you and a tutor of your preference.  You may make an appointment  by phone as well.  On the other hand, if you wish simply to drop in, we also offer consultation on an "as available" basis.

You may consult a tutor with a draft-in-progress, with a completed draft, or with no draft at all.  The tutors are available to help you with whatever questions you have that regard your writing.

The tutors will give you individual attention in order to help you develop a better understanding of your composing process.  They will not simply edit or proofread papers that have been assigned to you.  Rather, they will offer suggestions and guide you as you refine your own writing.

Writing tutorials involve such areas as the following:

• starting a paper
• organizing ideas
• developing ideas
• clarifying thoughts
• establishing revision agendas
• improving sentence structure
• reviewing grammar
• choosing conventions of documentation