The Writing Center offers several options for working with a writing tutor:
For On Campus Students Only
Scheduled daytime appointments and drop-in evening sessions are open from Week 2 through Week 10 during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Drop-In Tutoring and partnerships with Res Life and the Multicultural Center provide opportunities to work with Writing Tutors during evening hours.
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For Online Students Only
The Writing Center provides online students access to writing tutoring through two programs: eTutoring and Synchronous Online Tutoring-Writing (SOT-Writing). Both are available year-round.
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Blue Slip Policy
Any student who works with a writing tutor in the Writing Center can request a Blue Slip. The Blue Slip can be given to a professor to show that they have worked with a writing tutor. (WR 115 students are required to submit six Blue Slips with the final portfolio. For more information, consult your instructor or WR 115 syllabus.)
Below are some guidelines to make the system run smoothly:
1) Students are in charge of asking tutors for Blue Slips. It is not the writing tutor’s responsibility to offer them.
2) Students must ask for a Blue Slip at the end of each session. Tutors will not give out Blue Slips all at once at the end of the term if a student has forgotten to ask for them.
3) Tutors may complete only one Blue Slip per tutoring session.
4) If students bring several papers to a session, they will not receive a Blue Slip for each paper, but rather one per session.
5) Students can receive one Blue Slip per evening during Drop-In Hours after working with a writing tutor for at least 15 minutes. Time available for each student at Drop-In will depend upon the number of students in line waiting for tutoring.
6) A tutor can refuse to give a Blue Slip to a student who is not actively participating in a session.
The OWL is permanently closed.
Regretfully, the Online Writing Lab (OWL), which has served hundreds–perhaps thousands–of online students through asynchronous writing tutoring, ceased to operate when the server that housed it was decommissioned. eTutoring is now available to all online and on-site students and is linked to the “Online Tutoring Log in Here!” button on the right.
What Writing Tutors Do
Writing Tutors will give you feedback on:
- thesis, focus, and audience
- using and documenting sources
- finding writing resources
- writing in any discipline
- identifying and correcting patterns of error
Writing Tutors will not:
- rewrite your paper
How to find a Math Tutor, Group Study, or Individual Session
The Learning Center supports student learning in many ways. To find out more about the Math Lab and Group Study schedules, or to schedule an appointment to meet with a tutor for an Individual Session for a specific subject, click here and select the appropriate schedule from the drop-down list.