Central Writing Center: Free Tutoring
Free English Tutoring is available in the Fine Arts Center, Room 321b.
THE WRITING LAB
Opens June 4, 2012
Summer 2012 Tutoring Hours:
(Hours are subject to change)
Guidelines for Tutoring Services
Tutoring services are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please sign in on the sign-in sheet at the front of the room. A tutor will try to work with several students at once, but a student may have to wait several minutes for initial consultation.
If you have a referral form or assignment sheet from your instructor, present it to the tutor along with any work you have done on the assignment. If you do not, please be as specific as possible in telling the tutor the area in which you need instruction.
Do not expect tutors to simply correct or edit your papers. Instead, expect tutors to be one-on-one instructors who can help you become better individual proofreaders and editors of your own work.
* When discussing a draft of a paper, provide a clear, legible copy, preferably double spaced.
* When asking help on an instructor's assignment, please bring all relevant materials with you to the lab (i.e., text books, teachers' assignment sheets, prewriting, etc.).
* Realize that improving your writing skills may take multiple tutoring sessions; all of your instructinal needs may not be addressed in a single meeting with a tutor.
* Be understanding. If many students are waiting behind you, expect your time with the tutor to be limited; or you may come back at a time most convenient for you.
* Please respect this instructional setting: avoid loud conversation and distracting noises such as pagers and cellular phones. Finally, please discard any trash before leaving.
PROOFREADING is simply editing--reading through the paper line by line and making simple corrections. During proofreading, the writer corrects things like typos and grammatical errors.
REVISION, on the other hand, is the process of seeing the paper again, as if it were something new (re-vision). During this process, the writer looks at the paper not as a finished product to turn in, but as a work in progress that is still developing.