Your time at the Writing Center will be a dialogue between you and the tutor. Together, you will:
Review the assignment. Please bring the instructor’s assignment sheet, rubric (when available), a printed draft or any pre-writing you have done, and any specific questions you have. You and the tutor will discuss the purpose of the assignment and the specific requirements.
Read through the piece together. If you have already started composing, you or the tutor will read your piece out loud. That makes it easier to catch lapses in organization and clarity and identify strengths and weaknesses.
Create an agenda with specific goals. The tutor will help identify specific needs in your writing, and together you’ll create an agenda for your time together.
Dialogue about the specific assignment. The tutor will make observations based on your writing and will also pose questions to help you develop and improve your writing.
Work on strategies to improve your writing. The tutor will work with you to show you how to address the needs. The goal is not to just improve a specific paper but also to help improve your overall writing abilities. Before the end of the session, the tutor will help you prepare a plan of action guide for how to work on your own after the session. The details of the meeting are confidential between writer and tutor. However, if you were referred by an instructor, the tutor will sign your plan of action as documentation for your time and work completed at the Center.