Tutors are trained to assist students at all stages of the writing process, including:
- Understanding assignment requirements
- Brainstorming ideas
Tutors can also provide help with documentation and some citation styles (mainly MLA and APA).
Things to Know Before You Visit
Tutors are here to help students through their own writing processes; we will not invent, write, or edit papers for students. We also cannot be a substitute for discipline-specific writing instruction. When your assignment requires writing methods or styles that are VERY discipline specific, we advise you to work with your instructor to understand the specific assignment requirements BEFORE you visit us. (It is helpful to remember that, even within a given discipline, various professors prefer certain writing styles.)
That said, we are happy to assist you with any writing project, whether you are writing an essay for your religion class, a research paper for biology, or a personal memoir. Whatever you are working on, we simply request that you bring your assignment guidelines from your instructor, so we can help you write your best response for the assignment’s particular audience and purpose.
Thanks for helping us help you. We look forward to serving you in the Write Spot!