What to Expect

Before the Tutorial

A few simple things can help you get the most out of your tutorial.


  • Arrive on time for your appointment; if you must miss the appointment, be sure to call and inform the Writing Center. (715-232-5284)
  • Bring along at least one hard copy of your paper or writing project. Bring along the assignment whenever possible.
  • Come to the tutorial with specific items to discuss or work on.


  • Wait until the last minute or the day before your writing assignment is due to schedule an appointment; you will not have adequate time to revise and develop your work.


During the Tutorial

Here are several things to keep in mind during the tutorial.


  • Provide the tutor with any relevant information about your progress on and approach to the writing project and your writing process in general.
  • Keep an open mind when sharing your writing and receiving tutor feedback.
  • Take notes during the tutorial which you can use later for revision.


  • Expect the tutor to correct or “fix” your paper for you; the tutor will collaborate with you to solve problems, suggest revisions, etc.
  • Expect the tutor to proofread or edit your work; this is your responsibility.
  • Expect the tutor to discuss or predict your grades on particular assignments; these discussions need to take place with your instructor, not the tutor.
  • Expect the tutor to solve problems which are unrelated to your writing assignment or your progress as a writer.

Contact Information

Main Location
Room 211 Robert S. Swanson Learning Center (the University Library)

We are on the second floor near the periodicals.

Phone: (715) 232-5284

Writing Center Hours

The Writing Center hours are as follows:

Monday -- Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Library.

Additional Tutoring Hours

Evening & Weekend Tutoring hours are available to all students on a walk-in basis.

Evening & Weekend tutoring begins Sunday, January 31.


MSC 7 -9 p.m.  Room 110
HKMC 8 - 10 p.m.  Room 131
Fleming 8 - 10 p.m. Room 007

MSC 7 - 9 p.m.  Room 110
South 8 -10 p.m. Room 122

MSC 7 - 9 p.m. Room 110
CKTO  8 - 10 p.m.  Room 169

MSC 7 - 9 p.m.  Room 110
AFM 8 - 10 p.m. Room 103
MSC 7 - 9 p.m. Room 110



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