You should always feel free to see me if you have questions about the course,
readings, assignments, or would like to go over a specific text or an
outline, a draft, or a revision.
But there are other sources you can use for help with your writing. And there is nothing wrong with seeing me and someone else too. Below are two resources you should take advantage of for writing help.
***Unfortunately, a graduate assistant will not be available this semester***
There is also the option of the Tutoring-Learning Center:
From: Mary K. Croft Tutoring-Learning Center
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
We invite you to receive free writing and reading tutorials at the Tutoring-Learning CenterWhat is a Writing and Reading Tutorial?
In a reading and writing tutorial, you receive one-to-one help from a trained tutor with the reading and writing that you are doing for university classes. The sessions last 30 minutes each and take place in the TLC during the hours that we are open. You can come one time only or multiple times throughout the semester. The decision is yours. The approach and tone in the tutorials is collaborative and relaxed.Who Is a Writing and Reading Tutor?
The tutor is a fellow UWSP student who has had successful experience in university reading and writing and received a faculty recommendation to become a tutor. In addition, reading and writing tutors are required to take a semester-long, three-credit Tutor Practicum course designed to help them help you. Your tutor is not a teacher nor an authority figure but rather your peer. Tutors know how to collaborate with you in dealing with reading assignments in your courses and in completing the papers you must write. The tutor does not do the work for you but will offer you guidance so that you can do the work more effectively.How Can a Writing and Reading Tutorial Help You?
When you schedule an appointment with a reading/writing tutor, you can get advice and guidance in several ways.
For Reading Assignments
Together you and your tutor:
- Will determine where you are having reading difficulties. Our approach is to consider each class individually, rather than just talking about reading in general. For example, most students find that they may be reading successfully in a number of classes, but having problems in only one or two.
- Figure out what is working well and what is not in your attempts to read for this class.
- Decide on some strategies or practices that will help you in this particular class.
For Writing Assignments
When you come to a tutorial, you can do any or all of these things:
- Discuss the readings for the course and possible ways to interpret the assignment.
- Bring your preliminary ideas and notes for the assignment and talk them through with the tutor. Doing so can help you clarify and focus your ideas.
- Bring a draft of your paper no matter how rough and talk it over. The tutor can comment on which sections are clearly explained and which may need more explanation and support.
- Bring in your paper in its final stages and ask your tutor to comment on particular sections that just are not working for you; these might be paragraphs, sentences, or word choices about which you have some doubts.
- Bring your all-but-completed paper. The tutor can give you some techniques for editing and proofreading.
To sign up for a tutorial, call 715.346.3568 or just stop in at the TLC in the basement of the LRC (University Library Building), room 018.
You may be able to see a tutor without an appointment, but it's best to call ahead.
Regular hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm & Fridays 9:00am-1:00pm.