FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens in a tutoring session?
What can a Writing Specialist help me with?
What should I bring to a tutoring session?
How long is a tutoring session?
What is a session report? After working with you, the Writing Specialist will write a summary of what was discussed during the session and send it by e-mail to the appropriate professor. The report does not discuss grades or make evaluative comments about the professor, the assignment, or the course.
What if I need more time? If you need more time, a Writing Specialist may be able to extend your appointment, schedule another appointment later that same day, or guide you to another Writing Specialist who is available. You may return to the Writing Center at any time, on the same day or a different day, for a walk-in appointment with any available Writing Specialist.
How often may I visit the Writing Center?
How can I make an appointment? You can sign up online to Make an Appointment. You can also call the Writing Center at (949) 480-4060 or visit the Writing Center in person at Ikeda 214.
Can I meet a Writing Specialist without making an appointment?
How can I learn more about the Writing Specialists? You can learn more about the Writing Specialists on the Staff page.
Can you edit my paper for me? No. A tutoring session is a collaborative conversation between you and a Writing Specialist. We offer suggestions on writing so you can effectively revise your own work. We are not an editing service. We can help you recognize and correct grammar errors or word choice errors, but we do not simply edit or “fix” papers prior to submission.
Can you help me write a paper for my final exam? We cannot help you write an exam response without written permission from your professor.
What happens if I arrive late or miss an appointment? If a student is more than 10 minutes late for a scheduled appointment, that session is canceled. If a student misses three appointments without canceling in advance, that student will not be permitted to make an appointment for the next week.
How can I contact the Writing Center? You can visit us in Ikeda 214, down the hall from the IT department and across the way from the library.
phone: (949) 480-4060
University Writing Center