To become writing tutors, students with excellent writing skills and strong interpersonal qualities must be recommended by a faculty member or tutor. These students take a year-long course in writing and teaching.
There are typically around a dozen students serving as writing tutors. These students help their peers with all aspects of writing, including providing assistance for those who are English language learners.
Some helpful tips for using the Writing Center:
- Please do not send us things the day they’re due, we work on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Let us know what citation method you are using (and if you don’t know what this means ask your professor what they want or stop by and chat with a tutor).
- When sending us papers, please include a description of the assignment so that we understand what you are trying to do.
- We are much better at reviewing papers when we get to speak to the authors in person—allow time to for us to work with you and, if possible, schedule appointments.
- It is best to work with a tutor whose WC schedule includes multiple times you are available.
Have quick grammatical questions or want to know the guidelines for the Writing Portfolios? Email us or catch us on G-Chat and we will respond to you when we have an answer.