Writing Tutors teach writing on a one-on-one basis in 40 minute sessions. They're not copyeditors or proofreaders; instead, they work with students on individual papers in order to help improve students' overall skills in academic argumentation and structure.
Writing Tutors Can:
- Brainstorm on how to get started on a paper or how to best approach a paper assignment or prompt, particularly in terms of how to construct an argument.
- Read a full or partial draft of a paper and comment on its overall argumentation (use of textual evidence, logical flow of argument, persuasive placement of points, etc.).
- Read a full or partial draft of a paper and comment on its organization, both globally and at the paragraph level.
- Spot patterns of mechanical errors in a student's prose and teach the student how to identify and correct these patterns.
- Make suggestions for how to revise a paper for greater coherence, clarity, and persuasiveness of argument.
To Prepare For A Writing Tutor Session:
- Bring a copy of your paper
- Bring the paper prompt, if there is one.
- Take note of any particular areas of concern or questions that you have for the Writing Tutor.
If you're seeking ongoing help on projects longer than 10 pages, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you find a suitable tutor or a local fee-based editor.