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Meeting with a Writing Tutor

The Writing Center offers several options for working with a writing tutor:

In-Person EOU Writing Tutors

Writing tutors are available to work with students during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters in the EOU Writing Center, located in Loso Hall 234. Scheduled appointments are available at various times throughout the week, from Thursday of Week 1 through Friday of Week 10. Drop-In tutoring is also available, providing students with additional opportunities to work with writing tutors during daytime and evening hours.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Synchronous Online EOU Writing Tutors

The EOU Writing Center provides synchronous online tutoring for both on campus students and completely online students. Sign up for an appointment and select the remote access option. At the designated time, an EOU Writing Tutor will meet with you for your tutoring session via video conference.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Asynchronous Online Writing Tutors

The EOU Writing Center also offers asynchronous online tutoring through eTutoring for EOU students who are unable to meet with a tutor on campus or remotely via video conferencing.

Click here to sign up for eTutoring.

For Graduate Students Only

Graduate students who are interested in scheduling a tutorial online can submit a paper to eTutoring or contact the Writing Center Director at srysdam@eou.edu for special arrangements. Click on Graduate Students How To for information about tagging your submission.

Additional Writing Support

Online and on-site students who might benefit from meeting with an EOU writing tutor on Zoom or Google Hangouts, or who seek addition support, can call or email the Writing Tutor Coordinator, Ryan Scariano at rscariano@eou.edu.

Client Report Form (formerly called “Blue Slip”)

Any student who works with a writing tutor through the EOU Writing Center can request a proof of session, called a “Client Report Form,” from their writing tutor.  (These were formerly called “Blue Slips.”) The Client Report Form can be given to a professor to show that the student has worked with a writing tutor. (WR 115 students are required to submit six Client Report Forms 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 Client Report Forms. It is not the writing tutor’s responsibility to offer them.

2) Students must ask for a Client Report Forms at the end of each session, but Client Report Forms cannot be generated all at once at the end of the term if a student has forgotten to ask for them.

3) Tutors will receive only one Client Report Form per tutoring session.

4) If students bring several papers to a session, they will not receive a Client Report Form for each paper, but rather one per session.

5) Students can receive one Client Report Form per day if attending during Drop-In Hours and must work 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 Client Report Form to a student who is not actively participating in a session.

What Writing Tutors Do

Writing Tutors will give you feedback on:

  • thesis, focus, and audience
  • organization
  • development
  • using and documenting sources
  • finding writing resources
  • writing in any discipline
  • identifying and correcting patterns of error

Writing Tutors will not:

  • edit
  • correct
  • proofread
  • rewrite your paper

Things students sometimes bring to writing tutor appointments:

  • a draft of your writing/project (if you have a draft)
  • the assignment prompt (if possible)
  • an outline (if you have one)
  • your ideas (especially if you haven’t completed a draft yet)

Oftentimes writing tutors work with students and their writing in draft form. However, writing tutors can help support students at any point in the writing process, from reading through the assignment prompt, to generating ideas for writing, and creating outlines.

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.