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Appointment Policies

  1. Appointment Directions
  2. Appointment Policies
  3. Appointment Schedule
  4. Contact information
  5. Hiring Process for Tutors
  6. Mission and Objectives
  7. Online Tutoring
  8. Orientation Request (faculty only)
  9. Read-to-Write Books
  10. Resources for Faculty
  11. Resources for Students
  12. Staff List
  13. A Typical Session's Set-up
  14. Workshop Information

Appointment Policies (new as of January 2012)

  1. You may make only two half-hour appointments per week.
  2. If you're enrolled in 1000- or 2000- level courses, such as composition (ENG 1400), you may make only one half-hour appointment on any given day.
  3. If you meet one of the following conditions below, however, you may schedule a one-hour appointment by signing up for two half-hour sessions back-to-back with the same tutor:
    • You're a student in a 3000-,4000-, or graduate-level course AND have a rough draft that is 8 pages or longer (please do not schedule one-hour appointments for brainstorming sessions or outlining assistance; likewise, don't use this service for drafts shorter than 8 pages, even if the paper is eventually going to be longer);
    • You're a student in LIT 2090, Literary Analysis;
    • You're a student whose first language is not English;
    • You're a student who self-identifies with the Writing Center Director, Professor Mayeux, as having a learning disability
    Any one-hour appointment will count as your two allotted sessions for that week. You may not sign up for non-consecutive appointments.

    In situations where the drafts are 8 pages or longer, writers may also email their papers directly to their tutors at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment. If the tutors can, they will review the papers prior to the appointment in order to save time in the session itself.
  4. Finally, once you make an appointment on the online schedule, no one else can access that time, so please be considerate of your fellow students and the writing center tutors by showing up for your appointments and being on time. If you realize you cannot come for an appointment you've scheduled, be sure to delete that appointment so that another student may access our services. Students who miss more than two appointments will receive a warning via email; students who miss more than three appointments per semester will be banned from using the center's services for an entire semester.

A Note for Parents

Communication in writing center sessions will occur between your student and the writing center tutor, where your student can ask questions about the assignment and the paper as well as seek assistance for improving the writing overall. Information on how your student can make appointments at the writing center through its online scheduling system is also accessible on this website here. All students are responsible to schedule and manage their own appointments through that system.

As a parent, you cannot participate in your student’s tutoring sessions either in-person or online. If you accompany your student to a writing center session, the tutor will request that you sit elsewhere as he or she conducts the appointment. In addition, no tutor is permitted to speak with you regarding any tutoring sessions conducted with your student. The tutors look forward to assisting dual enrollment students with all their writing needs.