What Writers Should Expect From a Tutoring Session
To get the most out of tutoring session, students should come prepared to engage in a conversation about their writing. It is extremely helpful for them to bring a copy of their assignment and any drafts/notes they may have.
Typical tutoring sessions:
- Last 30 minutes.
- Usually focus on two or three writing issues.
- Improve writing skills through the conversational model with a tutor.
- Involve conversing, thinking, reading aloud, brainstorming, and more.
- May lead to follow-up sessions.
What Students Should Bring to a Tutoring Session:
- a hardcopy of the project or essay
- a pen or pencil
- relevant materials, such as the assignment guidelines, research materials, or the textbook
- comments or directions from the instructor
- specific questions or goals
What Students Should NOT Expect from a Tutoring Session:
- To drop off assignments for proofreading. The student must be present.
- To have the tutor make the corrections. The student will make the corrections.
- To get an “A” on an assignment. The Writing Center cannot promise an “A”.
- To wait until the last minute to get help. The student should come in two or three or more days before the assignment is due, so that the student can thoughtfully revise the assignment.