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Thomas University Learning Commons: Writing Services

Writing Support


Writing Support is not available in-person at this time, but we're available virtually to meet your writing needs. 

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Drop In Writing Tutoring 

Best for:

  • Generic questions related to:
    • Grammar 
    • Citations
    • Research Paper Structure
    • The Writing Process

How to Prepare:

  • Develop a concise question

What to Expect:

  • A writing tutor will answer your question as thoroughly and quickly as possible via the Ask-a-Tutor chat. 
  • In some cases, a tutor may require more time to answer your question thoughtfully and will create a ticket so that they can respond to you at a later time.
  • If your question is not generic in nature and the tutor determines that they cannot answer your question via chat then they will provide you with a Zoom link to meet for a One-on-One tutoring session. 
  • Tutors will not edit or proofread your paper for you. 

 

One-on-One Writing Tutoring

Best for:

  • Starting the Writing Process
  • Creating an Outline
  • Editing Help
  • Proofreading Help

How to Prepare:

  • Bring a copy of the assignment instructions
  • Do not wait until the last minute to make an appointment
  • Complete all research before you meet with a writing tutor. For help with your research, Make an Appointment with a Librarian.

What to Expect:

  • Tutors will not edit or proofread your paper for you
  • Writing tutors will guide you through the process of revision first and then walk you through the proofreading process

     

Practice Makes Perfect Workshops

Best for:

  • Non-assignment related questions
  • Developing skills 

How to Prepare:

  • Register for the workshop
  • Do any recommended pre-readings
  • Put a reminder in your planner or on your phone

What to Expect:

  • Hands on learning experience 
  • Confidence building exercises