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Recognizing the need for effective writing in the sciences and engineering, the
The Writing Tutor's Role and Your Responsibilities
I can help you best if you understand my role and recognize your own responsibilities as a writer. A tutor's task is not to edit or rewrite your papers for you, but to help you understand and employ effective writing principles. It is your responsibility in a tutorial session to prompt me by articulating your key questions and writing challenges. Be prepared to take an active role in discovering how to improve your writing. The process of learning to write more effectively is as important as the product.
Making an Appointment
Because many students visit the
Additional Ways to Improve Your Success
Here are some important points to keep in mind.
- Plan ahead. Writing well takes time.
- Bring the assignment sheet to the tutoring session. It helps me discern the criteria.
- Come prepared. Have questions.
- Come in. E-mailing or g-chats (firstname.lastname@example.org) provide for some quick feedback; however, to get thorough instruction, let's have a conversation.
And finally, please e-mail or call promptly to cancel. It helps me help someone else, and someday that someone else could be you!