CxC’s writing coaches help students with any kind of writing! From essays and research papers to personal statements, application letters, and oral presentations. **All sessions are by appointment only.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What can a writing tutor do for me?
- Writing tutors can help you during all stages of the writing process, from planning and drafting to revising. Keep in mind, though, that the most useful conferences happen early in the writing process.
- Writing tutors will discuss options to improve various features of a written text – development, organization, audience adaptation, sentence structure, or usage.
- Writing tutors will also work with you to set long-term goals that will transfer to future writing tasks.
What should I bring to my tutoring conference?
Writing tutors can help you at any stage of the writing process. If you’re at the planning stages, please bring details and any notes, outlines, or ideas you have. If you’ve begun writing, please bring a working draft. Always bring a copy of the assignment details.
How will my conference be structured?
Your tutor will first work with you to set limited goals for your conference. No one can rethink and rewrite an entire paper in 30 minutes, so you will determine a focus and strategies for making your next draft more effective. You may need to make another appointment depending on how far along you are with your project.
What types of questions will my tutor ask me?
Your conference will be collaborative. You and the writing tutor will discuss questions such as:
- What is the assignment?
- Where are you in the process?
- When is it due?
- What are your concerns?
What will my tutor work on with me?
Each conference is customized to your needs and will vary depending on what stage you are in with your writing project.
The tutor will suggest working first on higher order concerns—content and organization. He or she may ask these questions to help with content:
- What is the assignment?
- What is your purpose?
- Who is your audience?
- What is your persona as the writer?
- What tone will be most appropriate and how will you create it?
Once you’ve got a good sense of content and organization, you are ready to focus on usage and punctuation. Only then will your tutor help you to identify patterns of error. Most writers make the same types of errors when they write. Once patterns of error are identified, you will learn how to proofread for and correct that error. The tutor will guide you through the first examples to clarify the rules and then encourage you to proofread the rest of the text.
How do I schedule an appointment?
- Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button below and select the appropriate “Service”.
- Click on the time you wish to reserve.
- Register with Appointy or sign-in.
- Once finished, you will receive an email notifying you of the tentative appointment. You will receive a 2nd email once the meeting is confirmed.