What to Expect

Before the Tutorial


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

Do:

  • 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.

Don't:

  • 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.

Do:

  • 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.

Don't:

  • 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.

Contact
Phone: (715) 232-5284

Writing Center Hours

May 13, 2014 is the last day of Writing Center tutoring for the Spring 2014 semester. We will re-open for the Fall 2014 semester and will post our hours as soon as they are available.

Satellite Tutoring Hours

May 11, 2014 is the last day of satellite tutoring for the Spring 2014 semester. We will re-open for the Fall 2014 semester.