In order to get the most out of your Writing Center
conference, please read the following:
should come on time to conference appointments, and arrive ready to engage
actively in the conference. Please bring a clean draft of your paper and the assignment prompt. Also, if the assignment asks to interpret or respond to a reading, please bring the reading with you to our conference.
should be able to explain what the assignment is and what you want to
focus on in our session. We can help with general interpretations of assignment prompts, but if you really do not understand what your teacher is asking for, the best person to ask is your teacher.
- Our half-hour sessions are not designed to "get through" the whole paper or cover
everything in one session. Instead, we want to help you focus on one or two writing strategies that you can apply to the rest of your papers. Please understand that the Writing Center consultants do not correct or edit your papers for you, but provide
feedback for you to learn, work, and improve your writing.
should be receptive to new approaches and techniques.
need to understand that writing is an ongoing process, and that mastery
- If we reserve an appointment time for you and you don't show up, that is one half hour we could have been helping someone else, so please call if you cannot make your appointment. Missing
an appointment three times without canceling disqualifies you from making
further appointments at the Writing
Center for the
remainder of the semester. You can, however, come for a drop-in
appointment. Excessive cancellations or rescheduling of appointments are
subject to review and may result in loss of Writing Center
services. Students are limited to one appointment per day, inclusive of
with disabilities needing accommodations for tutoring sessions should
first contact Student Disability Services (SDS) with the request. SDS and
the Learning and Writing
collaborate to meet the request.
exceptions to the aforementioned guidelines must first be cleared by the
Director of the Writing
group papers, all members of the group need to be present for a session.